Re: stop breaking dosemu (Re: x86/kconfig/32: Rename CONFIG_VM86 and default it to 'n')

From: Stas Sergeev
Date: Wed Sep 02 2015 - 13:50:51 EST

02.09.2015 20:46, Josh Boyer ÐÐÑÐÑ:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'd be amenable to switching the default back to y and perhaps adding
>> a sysctl to make the distros more comfortable. Ingo, Kees, Brian,
>> what do you think?
> Can you please leave the default as N, and have a sysctl option to
> enable it instead? While dosemu might still be in use, it isn't going
> to be the common case at all. So from a distro perspective, I think
> we'd probably rather have the default match the common case.
The fact that fedora doesn't package dosemu, doesn't automatically
mean all other distros do not too. Since when kernel defaults should
match the ones of fedora?
vm86() is a mess, but it can be cleaned up so much that it just won't
be a big deal at all.
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