Re: Driver-Core: devtmpfs - remove EXPERIMENTAL and enable it by default

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Thu Jan 21 2010 - 01:05:42 EST

On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 18:53:49 +0100
Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 15:58, Arjan van de Ven <arjan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:03:41 -0800
> > Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > removing experimental is fine... but setting it by default is a
> >> > bit over the top and very inconsistent with how the 'default'
> >> > option is used.
> >>
> >> Why?
> >
> > because the convention is that we use "default y" only for those
> > things that used to be on, and are now turned into a config option.
> Oh, I never heard of such a convention. Sure, we can remove that "y",
> if this is the way it should be used, not be used.

For example in (this is just the first one google found, there's been a
bunch of discussion at various times)

Linus was rather explicit:

The rule of thumb should be:


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