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Date:	Tue, 10 Nov 2009 04:28:03 +1030
From:	David Newall <>
To:	Daniel Mack <>
CC:	Alan Cox <>,
	Clemens Ladisch <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vt: make the default cursor shape configurable

Daniel Mack wrote:
> I had that previously and the response was that there is no reason to
> define that setting per-boot process, as it is rather unlikely that you
> want to change it from one boot to the next. Hence, it should be set at
> compile time.

It should be set as a boot parameter, since this is fixed at system
installation and then left untouched.

> And even if the cursor behaviour is changable at runtime, I don't see
> why it shouldn't have a selectable compile time default. Which is what
> the patch adds.

It seems like adding cruft to the kernel that is just as effectively
available at run-time. Where does it end? Do we eventually add bash to
the kernel?
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