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Date:	Wed, 18 Jul 2007 16:51:33 -0400 (EDT)
From:	"Robert P. J. Day" <>
To:	Jeff Garzik <>
cc:	Randy Dunlap <>,
	Gabriel C <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net/, drivers/net/ , missing EXPERIMENTAL in menus

On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 16:23:09 -0400 (EDT) Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > > there's no point adding all that redundant content when it can all be
> > > done automatically.
> >
> > I like it.  Are there any kconfig patches to support this plan?
> Speaking specifically to adding 'EXPERIMENTAL', I distinctly
> remember at some point in the past the config system was smart
> enough to print " (EXPERIMENTAL)" if that entry depended on
> We should head in that direction.

there's one point i want to re-iterate.  i'd prefer to see
EXPERIMENTAL stop being a dependency, as in:


"EXPERIMENTAL" is not a dependency in the true sense of the word -- it
is more of an attribute, and i think it would far more sense to see
entries like:

  depends on SNAFU && FUBAR

sure, it's more work, but i think the cost is worth it in terms of
flexibility (particularly if *i'm* not the one doing the work. :-)

Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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