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SubjectRe: 2.6.4: disabling SCSI support not possible
On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 02:21:40PM +0100, Sean Neakums wrote:
> Olaf Zaplinski <> writes:
> > I cannot disable SCSI completely in 2.6.4's 'menuconfig'.
> I believe that some kernel components require SCSI to be useful and so
> force SCSI to be activated. One example that springs to mind is
> usb-storage.

usb-storage should depend on SCSI rather than forcing SCSI to be

Using 'select' is all very well for the case where the target
configuration symbol is not user selectable, but in the case that
it is, it leads to the confusion shown above.

Maybe USB_STORAGE help text should say that it needs SCSI support?

Therefore, I propose this patch:

--- orig/drivers/usb/storage/Kconfig Sat Mar 20 09:22:45 2004
+++ linux/drivers/usb/storage/Kconfig Fri Apr 2 14:41:05 2004
@@ -4,8 +4,7 @@

tristate "USB Mass Storage support"
- depends on USB
- select SCSI
+ depends on USB && SCSI
Say Y here if you want to connect USB mass storage devices to your
computer's USB port. This is the driver you need for USB floppy drives,
@@ -13,6 +12,9 @@ config USB_STORAGE
similar devices. This driver may also be used for some cameras and
card readers.

+ Please select SCSI support before enabling USB Mass Storage
+ support.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
module will be called usb-storage.

Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
maintainer of: 2.6 PCMCIA -
2.6 Serial core
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