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Date:	Sat, 12 May 2007 15:56:12 -0500
From:	James Bottomley <>
To:	Simon Arlott <>
Cc:	Jens Axboe <>,,,
Subject: Re: default y idiocy

On Sat, 2007-05-12 at 20:58 +0100, Simon Arlott wrote:
> On 12/05/07 19:23, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > This has bothered me for a long time, and it just seems to be getting
> > worse. Can people please STOP defaulting non-essential stuff to 'y'?
> > Grrr.
> Is there a reason why various 10/100/1000Mbit network cards are 'y' too?
> There's even a default SCSI 'm' that seems to be completely hidden from 
> the menu too (CONFIG_SCSI_WAIT_SCAN). It depends on SCSI but I can't 
> disable SCSI...

That might not necessarily be our fault ... there's no default 'm' for
SCSI in drivers/scsi/Kconfig.  On the other hand, the select directive
can also be the cause of these problems, for instance
drivers/ata/Kconfig has a select SCSI at the top, so if you selected
modular ATA, you'll be forced to have modular SCSI.


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