Re: 2.4.0-test8-pre1 is quite bad / how about integrating Rik's VM

From: Michael Elizabeth Chastain (
Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 19:14:26 EST

> Yeah. Long transition, plus user education (which never works, dontcha
> know), plus probably a helper tool akin to checkconfig.

I think it would help to have a well documented "module writers kit".
(Maybe there is one and I'm not aware of it).

mec> I'm all in favor of 'if ( CONFIG_BAR )', but I think it will have to
mec> be 'if ( CONFIG_BAR - 0 )' if you want to use them any time soon.

peter> Am I being obtuse? What is the functional difference?

Doh, I am thinking in the wrong language again!

"CONFIG_BAR - 0" works when $CONFIG_BAR might expand to either "" or "1".
But that's not what happens in 2.4.0 and it's not what happens under Al
Viro's proposal.

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