Re: stop breaking dosemu (Re: x86/kconfig/32: Rename CONFIG_VM86 and default it to 'n')
From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Wed Sep 02 2015 - 16:56:13 EST
On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 1:47 PM, Stas Sergeev <stsp@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> 02.09.2015 23:22, Josh Boyer ÐÐÑÐÑ:
>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 1:50 PM, Stas Sergeev <stsp@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 02.09.2015 20:46, Josh Boyer ÐÐÑÐÑ:
>>>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> 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?
>> I didn't say that.
> What you said was:
> While dosemu might still be in use, it isn't going
> to be the common case at all. So from a distro perspective
> ... which is likely true only in fedora circe.
>> The default right now is N.
> In a not yet released kernel, unless I am mistaken.
> If fedora already provides that kernel, other distros likely not.
>> I asked it be left
>> that way. That's all.
> Lets assume its not yet N, unless there was a kernel release already.
> Its easy to get back if its not too late.
How about CONFIG_SYSCTL_VM86_DEFAULT which defaults to Y? Fedora
could set it to N.
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