Re: RFC: deprecate CONFIG_X86_CPU_DEBUG and schedule it for rapid removal

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Fri Jan 22 2010 - 21:36:40 EST

Makes sense. Will do.

"Linus Torvalds" <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On Fri, 22 Jan 2010, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> We know that enabling this feature will cause some machines to hang,
>> and that this problem has existed for six months.
>> Would it not be better to fix that problem (perhaps just with the
>> revert) so that 2.6.33, 2.6.32.x and earlier can be fixed? Then we can
>> nuke the feature in 2.6.34.
>Another way of looking at is "we know it's been broken for six months, and
>clearly nobody really ever enabled it in any distro, and even getting a
>bug report on it took forever. So why keep it around at all"?
>So I'd personally rather just remove it outright than deprecate it or even
>try to fix it. Since clearly absolutely nobody depends on it.
>The usual reason for deprecating a feature is to give people time to move
>away from it, but since clearly nobody uses it...
> Linus

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