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Date:	Sat, 08 Mar 2014 22:02:14 +0100
From:	Paul Bolle <pebolle@...cali.nl>
To:	Lennox Wu <lennox.wu@...il.com>
Cc:	Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker@...e-electrons.com>,
	open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [RESEND] score: remove unused CPU_SCORE7 Kconfig
 parameter

On Sun, 2014-03-09 at 04:27 +0800, Lennox Wu wrote:
> 2014-03-09 4:00 GMT+08:00 Paul Bolle <pebolle@...cali.nl>:
> > In https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/11/12/76 I already reported that this
> > Kconfig symbol was unused. Why can't it be dropped and re-added when
> > code is added to the tree that actually uses it?
>
> Because I don't think droping it is meaningful, since it will be used.

But, again, it isn't used now and hasn't actually been used in years.

> Moreover, the symbol never affect other architectures or subsystems.
> I feel that is not good to brother people to process the unimportant patch.

Sure, this is just a small cleanup. But the scripts people use to see
whether more serious Kconfig related issues have entered the tree will
likely notice CPU_SCORE7. (And those people will have to investigate why
that symbol is unused - which might take quite a bit of work - to
determine what needs to be done about it.) So whenever someone, not
following this thread, runs a script like that the score maintainers
might receive a similar patch again.

And I don't believe that handling a single cleanup patch is particularly
burdensome for the score maintainers.


Paul Bolle

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