#include <hallo.h> Neil Spring wrote on Sat Sep 01, 2001 um 06:39:58PM: > http://uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0105.1/0145.html > > As David noted, I'm in favor of turning ECN off-as-default. Good. The problem - it is on by default in our precompiled kernel-image packages. To disable (by default), you have to remove ECN support from kernel or either patch the kernel to make int off-as-default (*) or put in in the template of sysctl.conf. (*) I doubt Herbert Xu would like such modifications. > My point is still that it should be dirt simple to turn it > on again. If you're going to quote the social contract, Okay, why not just put the line into sysctl.conf and present a big warning in the baseconfig? > then you should see the logic in respecting the user's > wishes, and not trying to disable what they've knowingly > enabled in the kernel configuration. Look, we have in general two parts of users: - "administrator" kind, people that _may_ need ECN (but mostly don't though). We can expect them to RTFM and remove the hook from sysctl.conf after reading the baseconfig message. - the "users" - the majority. People that do as less RTFM as possible, that do not need ECN and the should not be bothered with such problems. This people would ignore the warning and have an easier life without getting in touch with sysctl.conf. Is my proposal acceptable now? Gruss/Regards, Eduard. -- Der Wahnsinn hat Methode!
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