Subject: Re: Lots of defopt'ing - why?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/29/1998 10:57:30
On Mon, 29 Jun 1998 00:32:22 +0200 (MEST)  Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> I'm just catching up source-changes from a couple of days, and I see a lot
> of former kernel options now being defopt'ed: NFSSERVER, COMPAT_LINUX,
> COMPAT_FREEBSD, COMPAT_SUNOS, ... What's the idea behind this? 
> Wasn't the intention of these options to remove unnecessary code from the
> kernel if one didn't need the funcionality? Is it just me who is under the
> impression that this optionality is gone now - or am I just missing
> something obvious? 

This one got me too a while ago. 'defopt' doesn't mean "default
option".  It means the option goes in it's own header file (something
like opt_<optionname>.h).