re: 2.5-bk menuconfig format problem

Bill Davidsen (
Tue, 4 Mar 2003 15:48:49 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, Tomas Szepe wrote:

> > []
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 06:53:37PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > Ah, okay :) I newer use either menuconfig nor xconfig so I can't comment
> > > on it's placements. If people who actually do use if feel that it's placed
> > > wrongly feel free to submit a patch to fix it.
> >
> > The following patch moves it to the menu "Processor type & features"
> > Right before HIMEM.
> Please don't do this. While HIMEM could still be perceived as a processor
> (architecture) feature, SWAP certainly doesn't qualify. We already have
> enough misplaced options.

I would think that SWAP would belong with PREEMPT, since they are both
global characteristics of the o/s. Those who care can argue where that
should be.

I could believe that SMP would belong in the same place, since it's a
global option not specific to a single architecture. Any of these could be
greyed out or undisplayed for the few architechtures which don't support

There are arguably others.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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