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Date:	Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:26:28 +0100
From:	Clemens Ladisch <clemens@...isch.de>
To:	Alan Cox <alan@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>
CC:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...e.de>, Daniel Mack <daniel@...aq.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vt: make the default cursor shape configurable

Alan Cox wrote:
> Clemens Ladisch <clemens@...isch.de> wrote:
> > Make the default console cursor type configurable rather than
> > hard-coding it.
> 
> You can set the cursor type at runtime so this all seems unjustified and
> doing this kind of thing at build time is definitely the wrong place.

The justification from Daniel's original patch was:
| For embedded systems, the blinking cursor at startup time can be
| annoying and unintended.

Would a simple "Disable cursor by default" switch more acceptable?


Clemens
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