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Re: [RFC] [PATCH] Disable EMBEDDED on MIPS

To: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC] [PATCH] Disable EMBEDDED on MIPS
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 19:22:43 +0000
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
In-reply-to: <20091119164632.GA15279@deprecation.cyrius.com>
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On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 04:46:32PM +0000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:

> There's no reason for MIPS to select EMBEDDED.  In fact, EMBEDDED
> makes MIPS more awkward to deal with because it makes it different
> to the majority of architectures for no good reason.

Historically disabling EMBEDDED had hid essential options for many MIPS
platforms such as serial console and forced crap like VGA support
or power managment enabled for platforms where those don't make any sense.

The name of the option is also _very_ missleading so many users don't
select it even where is was required for a functioning kernel.

After reviewing the current Kconfig files it seems this is no longer the
case, so I'll queue this patch for 2.6.33.

  Ralf

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