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Re: [PATCH v4 1/2] xen: EXPERT clean-up and introduce UNSUPPORTED

On 26.01.2021 14:17, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Jan Beulich writes ("Re: [PATCH v4 1/2] xen: EXPERT clean-up and introduce 
>> On 26.01.2021 12:17, Bertrand Marquis wrote:
>>> Maybe something we could explain more clearly in the UNSUPPORTED/EXPERT
>>> config parameters instead ?
>>> We could also make that more clear in the help of such parameters directly.
>>> I do not see how we could make that more clear directly in the prompt (as
>>> making it too long is not a good solution).
>> My main request is that such tags be added only if there's
>> absolutely no ambiguity. Anything else (requiring longer
>> explanations in many cases) should be expressed in the help
>> text of the option, or in yet other ways (a referral to
>> SUPPORT.md comes to mind).
> Is
>>>>>> +        bool "Harden the branch predictor against aliasing attacks 
>>>>>> (disabling UNSUPPORTED)" if UNSUPPORTED
> too long ?

One more consideration, beyond the "too long" aspect. To me (as a
non-native speaker) this wording might allow inferring (by people
not knowing kconfig sufficiently well) that selecting this option
will turn off UNSUPPORTED. IOW if anything I'd see us use the yet
slightly longer "... (UNSUPPORTED if disabled)" or some such.




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