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Date:	Mon, 9 Nov 2009 23:09:44 +0100
From:	Daniel Mack <>
To:	David Newall <>
Cc:	Alan Cox <>,
	Clemens Ladisch <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vt: make the default cursor shape configurable

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 04:28:03AM +1030, David Newall wrote:
> Daniel Mack wrote:
> > 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?

One more thing:

Clemens' last patch didn't add anything to the kernel's binary size.
It didn't slow down anything either, as there is no run-time condition
evaluation. It just makes something configurable which was hard
coded before. So where's the cruft?

The comparison to 'bash in the kernel' is really inappropriate.


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