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Date:	Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:32:46 -0700
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
To:	Linus Torvalds <>
CC:	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] x86/platforms for v3.15

On 04/01/2014 10:31 AM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM, H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
>>>  (a) people don't know about, so asking people about it is f*cking
>>> retarded to begin with
>> Well, that is why it is an EXPERT option.
> That's a cop-out. Because if you're *not* an expert, now it won't ask
> about it, but it will just enable it because it's "default y".
> So you got rid of the question, but you silently enabled the code THAT
> MAKES NO SENSE FOR 99.9% of all users.
> When I do "make oldconfig" on all my machines I sure as hell don't
> suddenly want to find some driver that makes no sense in my
> configuration.
> See? It's stupid. It's wrong. It's *bad*.
> And I'm not pulling stupid and wrong things (ok, well, I probably do
> pull bad stuff all the time, but at least not intentionally and
> knowingly).

Yes, please drop it.  Next cycle we'll get it properly modularized.


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