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SubjectRe: [PATCH] hyperv: make HYPERV a menuconfig to ease disabling it all
On Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:54:19 +0100
Vincent Legoll <> wrote:

> Hello,
> On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 6:50 AM, Stephen Hemminger
> <> wrote:
> > Will this break existing configs?
> I don't think so. Last time I did some similar changes, the kbuild
> test robot found some warnings on some configurations, I hope
> it will find problems (if any) for that series too (this one is not alone,
> I've got a bunch of other similar patches in-flight)
> Thanks


Let me give a concrete example of how this will break users.

1. Assume user has a working .config file in their kernel build directory
which builds a kernel that works on Hyper-V.

2. Add your patch (or assume it makes into a later version).

3. User then does

$ make oldconfig
scripts/kconfig/conf --oldconfig Kconfig
* Restart config...
* Microsoft Hyper-V guest support
Microsoft Hyper-V guest support (HYPERV_MENU) [N/y] (NEW)

If they hit return, the default value is not enabling HyperV and they
will then go on to build a kernel that will not boot on your system.

The default MUST be set to Yes.

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