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Re: [PATCH RESEND 2/2] xen: Allow EXPERT mode to be selected from the menuconfig directly

On 12.05.2020 12:08, Julien Grall wrote:
> On 12/05/2020 08:18, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> On 11.05.2020 19:14, Ian Jackson wrote:
>>> Jan Beulich writes ("Re: [PATCH RESEND 2/2] xen: Allow EXPERT mode to be 
>>> selected from the menuconfig directly"):
>>>> I'm trying to make the point that your patch, to me, looks to be
>>>> trying to overcome a problem for which we have had a solution all
>>>> the time.
>>> Thanks for this clear statement of your objection.  I'm afraid I don't
>>> agree.  Even though .config exists (and is even used by osstest, so I
>>> know about it) I don't think it is as good as having it in
>>> menuconfig.
>> But you realize that my objection is (was) more towards the reasoning
>> behind the change, than towards the change itself. If, as a community,
>> we decide to undo what we might now call a mistake, and if we're ready
>> to deal with the consequences, so be it.
> Would you mind to explain the fall out you expect from this patch? Are 
> you worry more people may contact security@xxxxxxx for non-security issue?

That's one possible thing that might happen. But even more generally
the likelihood will increase that people report issues without paying
attention that they depend on their choice of configuration. We'll
have to both take this into consideration and ask back for the
specific .config they've used.




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