[PATCH] base: Disable CONFIG_UEVENT_HELPER by default

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Thu Mar 14 2019 - 07:13:56 EST

Since commit 7934779a69f1184f ("Driver-Core: disable /sbin/hotplug by
default"), the help text for the /sbin/hotplug fork-bomb says
"This should not be used today [...] creates a high system load, or
[...] out-of-memory situations during bootup". The rationale for this
was that no recent mainstream system used this anymore (in 2010!).

A few years later, the complete uevent helper support was made optional
in commit 86d56134f1b67d0c ("kobject: Make support for uevent_helper
optional."). However, if was still left enabled by default, to support
ancient userland.

Time passed by, and nothing should use this anymore, so it can be
disabled by default.

Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@xxxxxxxxx>
drivers/base/Kconfig | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/Kconfig b/drivers/base/Kconfig
index 3e63a900b330e9b4..cf29115f055b8a1a 100644
--- a/drivers/base/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/base/Kconfig
@@ -3,7 +3,6 @@ menu "Generic Driver Options"

bool "Support for uevent helper"
- default y
The uevent helper program is forked by the kernel for
every uevent.