[PATCH] PM: Hide CONFIG_PM from users

Rafael J. Wysocki rjw at sisk.pl
Tue Feb 8 06:16:53 EST 2011

On Monday, February 07, 2011, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 10:36:31AM -0500, Alan Stern wrote:
> > On Mon, 7 Feb 2011, Mark Brown wrote:
> > > I'd not be so sure - since it's a bool without an explicit default set
> > > Kconfig will default to disabling it and if anything enabling it is the
> > > option that requires special effort.
> > This may be a naive suggestion, but have you considered simply _asking_
> > the people who added those defconfigs?
> I'm rather hoping that they'll notice the mailing list thread or that
> someone else who knows what's going on with them does - as Geert pointed
> out there's a considerable number of defconfigs that have this turned
> off.  It seems more sensible to get some idea if this seems sane to
> people in the general case before going trying to identify and contact
> so many individuals.
> If there are systems that really require disabling CONFIG_PM we probably
> need to add stuff to Kconfig to make sure it can't be enabled anyway;
> this shouldn't enable any new configurations.

Well, as I've just said, I don't like this change.  I'd very much prefer it if
CONFIG_PM_OPS were renamed to CONFIG_PM.


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