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Date:	Mon, 7 May 2007 22:57:57 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Roman Zippel <zippel@...ux-m68k.org>
To:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
cc:	Satyam Sharma <satyam.sharma@...il.com>,
	Krzysztof Halasa <khc@...waw.pl>,
	Russell King <rmk@....linux.org.uk>,
	lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.arm.linux.org.uk
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] WAN Kconfig: change "depends on HDLC" to "select"

Hi,

On Mon, 7 May 2007, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Tough, the kernel community has voted against you.
> 
> It makes far more sense to include a driver during kernel configuration, and
> have that driver pull in its libraries via 'select'.  The lame alternative
> requires developers to know which libraries they need BEFORE picking their
> drivers, which is backwards and requires legwork on the part of the kernel
> developer.

Jeff, there was never anything to "vote" about! There is no 
autoconfiguration, kernel configuration isn't ready for Aunt Tilly and 
select is no substitute for it...

bye, Roman
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