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Date:	Tue, 10 Nov 2009 04:28:03 +1030
From:	David Newall <davidn@...idnewall.com>
To:	Daniel Mack <daniel@...aq.de>
CC:	Alan Cox <alan@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
	Clemens Ladisch <clemens@...isch.de>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...e.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

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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