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Date:	Wed, 02 Jan 2008 16:43:23 -0600
From:	Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>
To:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...nel.org>
CC:	sct@...hat.com, akpm@...ux-foundation.org, adilger@...sterfs.com,
	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [2.6.24 patch] let EXT4DEV_FS depend on BROKEN

Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Most people and all distributions use CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL=y simply 
> because too many options (including options required for hardware 
> support) depend on it.
> 
> Compare e.g.:
> - "Marvell SATA support (HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL)"
> - "Provide NFSv4 client support (EXPERIMENTAL)"
> - "Ext4dev/ext4 extended fs support development (EXPERIMENTAL)"

       tristate "Snapshot target (EXPERIMENTAL)"
       depends on BLK_DEV_DM && EXPERIMENTAL

       tristate "Mirror target (EXPERIMENTAL)"
       depends on BLK_DEV_DM && EXPERIMENTAL

...

It does seem that it might be a good goal to revisit options marked
EXPERIMENTAL, and see if they still should be marked as such, rather
than removing the option altogether.

init/Kconfig describes things in "EXPERIMENTAL" as "alpha-test" - I bet
there are a few things which have moved beyond this, but are still
marked as such.

-Eric


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