Re: [PATCH] remove if !PARTITION_ADVANCED condition in defaults

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Nov 11 2004 - 18:31:21 EST

On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 Andries.Brouwer@xxxxxx wrote:
> So, the below advises people "Say Y here" for MSDOS_PARTITION,
> and does not change the default choices when PARTITION_ADVANCED
> is selected.

Actually, we should make MSDOS_PARTITION not ask at all, unless

That's really what EMBEDDED means: ask about things that no sane person
would leave out. So how about just changing that "if PARTITION_ADVANCED"
into "if EMBEDDED" on MSDOS?

That way PARTITION_ADVANCED really _does_ mean "do you want some
additional choices", without implying that MSDOS would be advancedl. I
absolutely agree that everybody (regardless of architecture) wants msdos
partitions, if only because they are the defacto thing for things like
removable camera media etc.

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