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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] x86/kconfig: Sanity-check config file during oldconfig
Borislav Petkov <> writes:

> On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 02:51:00PM +0000, Måns Rullgård wrote:
>> I understand and disagree. I think you're being overzealous in trying
>> to bludgeon people into doing things the way you think they should be
>> done.
> So I did explain why it is better to do microcode updates from the
> initrd. And nowhere in that explanation I am "bludgeoning" people into
> doing things the way I want. Which is silly, I'd never even *think* of
> wanting to do that - I have enough other shit to deal with.

Forcing users to press a damn key on the keyboard after your pointless
warning message sure feels like bludgeoning to me.

>> From the point of view of the actual update mechanism, what difference
>> does it make where the microcode data was retrieved from? If you want
>> to warn about what you consider "unsafe" updates, do that when the
>> update happens instead. With this patch, simply enabling BLK_DEV_INITRD
>> will shut up the warning even if an initrd is never actually used.
>> Also, what do modules have to do with anything?
> This reads like your mail from a couple of days ago. Which leads me to
> think that you haven't understood at all what I've been writing this
> whole time.

Clearly you didn't explain it very well.

Måns Rullgård

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