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

From: Jesper Juhl <>
Date: 2005-12-14 05:59:00
On 12/13/05, Geert Uytterhoeven <> wrote:
> 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.
I agree, and it's very convenient to be able to enable it in
menuconfig etc. Perhaps CONFIG_BROKEN should just be moved to kernel
hacking instead...?

Jesper Juhl <>
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