Subject: Re: Reverting the PCMCIADEBUG removal?
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: None <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/18/2001 16:37:17
>> >Perhaps this is an architectural flaw, but if so, that flaw should
>> >be correced before the useful mechanism is removed.
>> If there was no other way to set this up I'd agree, but how hard is it
>> to use "options PCMCIADEBUG"?
>For an INSTALL kernel, very.

So if it's that important on those I can easily see adding this back into
the INSTALL conf's. Just like various other options are listed there.
Again, it's not the problem with the option but the ability to control
when/if it gets turned on.

>It means you have to find someone build a kernel for you,
>I assert that there utility in letting users get this info on their
>own. Yes, it probably means they need to have kernel built for them
>ultimately to support the device, but at least they can make
>progress on debugging the problem by themselves.

How many users actually can debug pcmcia problems themselves that aren't
some form of kernel hacker/developer? I'd assert I'll be able to count them
without running out of fingers (much less toes). Even so, see my comment
about about adding this into the INSTALL conf's if it's honestly that