Re: [2.6 patch] don't allow users to set CONFIG_BROKEN=y

From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: 2005-12-14 05:28:41
On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Do not allow people to create configurations with CONFIG_BROKEN=y.
> The sole reason for CONFIG_BROKEN=y would be if you are working on 
> fixing a broken driver, but in this case editing the Kconfig file is 
> trivial.
> Never ever should a user enable CONFIG_BROKEN.
OK, a user, not an expert. Let's assume users don't enable EXPERIMENTAL.

But I'd like to at least have the possibility to enable broken drivers, even if
it's just for compile regression tests.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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