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Bug#282964: You want broken drivers - you get broken drivers...



retitle 282964 kernel: don't allow users to shoot themselve into the foot
severity 282964 wishlist
tags 282964 +patch
thanks

Hi Martin,

it seems you disabled the option

  Code maturity level options
    Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers
      Select only drivers expected to compile cleanly


It's known that some drivers do not compile and marked in the Kconfig 
files. And if you choose to try to compile them anyway, they do
*surprise,surprise* not always compile.

It's part of the UNIX philosophy that if you really want to shoot 
yourself into the foot, the system will not prevent your will.

But in case Debian users shouldn't be allowed to shoot themselves into 
their foots, the following will suffice:

--- init/Kconfig.old	2004-11-25 21:26:59.000000000 +0100
+++ init/Kconfig	2004-11-25 21:28:10.000000000 +0100
@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@
 	  drivers that are currently considered to be in the alpha-test phase.
 
 config CLEAN_COMPILE
-	bool "Select only drivers expected to compile cleanly" if EXPERIMENTAL
+	bool
 	default y
 	help
 	  Select this option if you don't even want to see the option


cu
Adrian

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       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed




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