Re: [PATCH 001/193] make CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL invisible and default

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Oct 23 2012 - 16:16:40 EST

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 01:01:14PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> This config item has not carried much meaning for a while now and is
> almost always enabled by default (especially in distro builds). As agreed
> during the Linux kernel summit, it should be removed. As a first step,
> remove it from being listed, and default it to on. Once it has been
> removed from all subsystem Kconfigs, it will be dropped entirely.
> For items that really are experimental, maintainers should use "default
> n", optionally include "(EXPERIMENTAL)" in the title, and add language to
> the help text indicating why the item should be considered experimental.
> For items that are dangerously experimental, the maintainer is encouraged
> to follow the above title recommendation, add stronger language to the
> help text, and optionally use (depending on the extent of the danger,
> from least to most dangerous): printk(), add_taint(TAINT_WARN),
> add_taint(TAINT_CRAP), WARN_ON(1), and CONFIG_BROKEN.
> CC: Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> init/Kconfig | 31 ++-----------------------------
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)

Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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