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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kconfig: remove EXPERT from CHECKPOINT_RESTORE
On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 02:39:24PM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Josh Triplett <> writes:
> > On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 02:04:46PM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> >> For a config option that no one has come forward with an actual real
> >> world use case for disabling, that cost seems much too high.
> >
> > The real-world use case is precisely as stated: code size, both storage
> > and RAM.
> That is theoretical.

No, it isn't. I've *watched* the kernel's size trend steadily upward
over time. And it largely happens in individual features that don't
think *their* contribution to size is all that large.

> > I regularly encounter systems I'd *like* to put Linux in that have
> > around 1MB of storage and 1MB of RAM, or even less.
> Yes. There is so little code behind CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTART that it
> won't help with that.

It adds up; there are hundreds more small features like it.

> But if minification is the actual requirement for disabling
> behind expert and it needs to be default y instead of default n.

I don't have any objection to *that*, as long as the option remains.
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