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
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.
- bool "Select only drivers expected to compile cleanly" if EXPERIMENTAL
Select this option if you don't even want to see the option
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