Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH v5] fault-injection: introduce kvmalloc fallback options

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Thu Apr 26 2018 - 08:58:34 EST

On Wed 25-04-18 18:42:57, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Apr 2018, James Bottomley wrote:
> > Kconfig proliferation, conversely, is a bit of a nightmare from both
> > the user and the tester's point of view, so we're trying to avoid it
> > unless absolutely necessary.
> >
> > James
> I already offered that we don't need to introduce a new kernel option and
> we can bind this feature to any other kernel option, that is enabled in
> the debug kernel, for example CONFIG_DEBUG_SG. Michal said no and he said
> that he wants a new kernel option instead.

Just for the record. I didn't say I _want_ a config option. Do not
misinterpret my words. I've said that a config option would be
acceptable if there is no way to deliver the functionality via kernel
package automatically. You haven't provided any argument that would
explain why the kernel package cannot add a boot option. Maybe there are
some but I do not see them right now.
Michal Hocko