Subject: Re: small config(1) change and additions
To: None <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/02/2005 01:42:08
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On Sat, Oct 01, 2005 at 01:06:17AM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> I've just committed a change to config(1) that might have side effects
> on your configuration files if you use tricks that were previously
> allowed by config(1) (whether you're aware of it).  Orphaned devices
> are now ignored (though config(1) still warns), which means the kernel
> will compile as if the device instance were never mentioned.  This
> might lead to surprises when booting the kernel, although previous
> behaviour of config(1) lead to obscure linking errors.  So watch for
> orphans.

I've just committed changes to keep track of negated devices.  That way
config(1) can detect real orphans from orphans produces by instance
negation.  config(1) doesn't print a warning anymore for the latter
(unless you do config -v; if people insist on having the warning, then
so be it, I have no opinion on that), and will _error out_ for the

Quentin Garnier - -
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.

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