Subject: Re: Reverting the PCMCIADEBUG removal?
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/18/2001 21:04:51
On Fri, 18 May 2001, John Hawkinson wrote:

> <> wrote on Fri, 18 May 2001
> at 10:09:25 -0400 in <>:
> > Enabled by default? We don't enable DEBUG by default and these also tend to
> > add more code/time to a system.
> I can't tell if you're ignoring my argument or just missing it,
> or seeing it differently.
> DEBUG has serious performance penalties and very little utility for
> most users or for INSTALL time. That's not the case with PCMCIADEBUG.
> I suspect it's not the case for WDCDEBUG, which is why abs proposed it.

How about we just add options PCMCIADEBUG to GENERIC and INSTALL? I agree
with you that it is a very useful thing to have. I can also see James's
point that it's unusual to have a debug option always on - you can't edit
the config to turn it off, since it's not in there.

Take care,