Re: [git pull] drm request 2

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Tue Mar 02 2010 - 18:09:43 EST

On Tue, 2 Mar 2010, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> It's still code. And if the user didn't ask for it, it should damn well
> not be there.

And I repeat: unless the feature cures cancer, it's not on by default.

Sometimes we split up _old_ features as config options, or do things that
are meant to be turned off only for embedded people. THEN we use that
whole 'default y' thing, because doing a "make oldconfig" should give you
the same configuration you had before.

But if it's not an old feature that used to not have a config option at
all, and it doesn't cure cancer, you never EVER do "default y". Because
when I do "make oldconfig", and I see a "Y" default, it makes me go "I'm
not pulling that piece of sh*t".

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