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authorKees Cook <>2012-10-02 11:16:15 -0700
committerKees Cook <>2013-01-11 11:38:03 -0800
commit0335cb469ad4ab3072a4246ceb0573483fcee5bf (patch)
parent5a958db311c416345a61b7bddc62a5c6c7112c7f (diff)
Documentation: remove depends on CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL
The CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL config item has not carried much meaning for a while now and is almost always enabled by default. As agreed during the Linux kernel summit, remove it from any "depends on" lines in Kconfigs. CC: Rob Landley <> CC: Jiri Kosina <> CC: Masanari Iida <> CC: Jason Wessel <> CC: Richard L Maliszewski <> CC: Gang Wei <> CC: Shane Wang <> CC: Harry Wei <> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <> Acked-by: Jason Wessel <>
5 files changed, 4 insertions, 28 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/CodingStyle b/Documentation/CodingStyle
index 495e5ba1634c..e00b8f0dde52 100644
--- a/Documentation/CodingStyle
+++ b/Documentation/CodingStyle
@@ -546,15 +546,7 @@ config AUDIT
logging of avc messages output). Does not do system-call
auditing without CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL.
-Features that might still be considered unstable should be defined as
-dependent on "EXPERIMENTAL":
-config SLUB
- bool "SLUB (Unqueued Allocator)"
- ...
-while seriously dangerous features (such as write support for certain
+Seriously dangerous features (such as write support for certain
filesystems) should advertise this prominently in their prompt string:
config ADFS_FS_RW
diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/kernel-hacking.tmpl b/Documentation/DocBook/kernel-hacking.tmpl
index eee71426ecb8..22e0bd1adf25 100644
--- a/Documentation/DocBook/kernel-hacking.tmpl
+++ b/Documentation/DocBook/kernel-hacking.tmpl
@@ -1185,13 +1185,6 @@ static struct block_device_operations opt_fops = {
- You may well want to make your CONFIG option only visible if
- <symbol>CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL</symbol> is enabled: this serves as a
- warning to users. There many other fancy things you can do: see
- the various <filename>Kconfig</filename> files for ideas.
- </para>
- <para>
In your description of the option, make sure you address both the
expert user and the user who knows nothing about your feature. Mention
incompatibilities and issues here. <emphasis> Definitely
diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/kgdb.tmpl b/Documentation/DocBook/kgdb.tmpl
index 4ee4ba3509fc..f77358f96930 100644
--- a/Documentation/DocBook/kgdb.tmpl
+++ b/Documentation/DocBook/kgdb.tmpl
@@ -94,10 +94,8 @@
<sect1 id="CompileKGDB">
<title>Kernel config options for kgdb</title>
- To enable <symbol>CONFIG_KGDB</symbol> you should first turn on
- "Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers"
- (CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL) in "General setup", then under the
- "Kernel debugging" select "KGDB: kernel debugger".
+ To enable <symbol>CONFIG_KGDB</symbol> you should look under
+ "Kernel debugging" and select "KGDB: kernel debugger".
While it is not a hard requirement that you have symbols in your
diff --git a/Documentation/intel_txt.txt b/Documentation/intel_txt.txt
index 849de1a78e77..91d89c540709 100644
--- a/Documentation/intel_txt.txt
+++ b/Documentation/intel_txt.txt
@@ -192,7 +192,7 @@ grub.conf needs to be modified as follows:
The kernel option for enabling Intel TXT support is found under the
Security top-level menu and is called "Enable Intel(R) Trusted
-Execution Technology (TXT)". It is marked as EXPERIMENTAL and
+Execution Technology (TXT)". It is considered EXPERIMENTAL and
depends on the generic x86 support (to allow maximum flexibility in
kernel build options), since the tboot code will detect whether the
platform actually supports Intel TXT and thus whether any of the
diff --git a/Documentation/zh_CN/CodingStyle b/Documentation/zh_CN/CodingStyle
index ecd9307a641f..654afd72eb24 100644
--- a/Documentation/zh_CN/CodingStyle
+++ b/Documentation/zh_CN/CodingStyle
@@ -462,13 +462,6 @@ config AUDIT
logging of avc messages output). Does not do system-call
auditing without CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL.
-config SLUB
- bool "SLUB (Unqueued Allocator)"
- ...