Re: [PATCH 19/62] Driver-Core: devtmpfs - remove EXPERIMENTAL and enable it by default

From: Kay Sievers
Date: Wed Mar 03 2010 - 15:03:44 EST

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 06:46, Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Greg, please shut down people like Kay that want to enable something by
> default. We want a _minimal_ Âworking config, not a maximal. If somebody
> has a distro that needs this, they can enable it _then_. Not "let's try to
> make people enable it whether they need it or not, because they _might_".
> Because "might need it" is simply not good enough. A "must have" is the
> only reason to do 'default y'.

No problem, if that's he rule, then let's drop the "y". I always
understood the defaults as the "usually needed to bring up a box"
setting. We had this discussion already with Arjan who stated the same
as you, but we kid of missed to take action on that, sorry.

For the "must have", we will not be able to bootup the upcoming Ubuntu
and openSUSE development distros without it, not sure about Fedora,
the support is there, but it might still work without it. Some smaller
distros also already depend on it.

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