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SubjectRe: [PATCH 13/13] fix ps3fb glue allowing a modular build
On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 10:30:31AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Nope. How can kconfig distinguish that from a boolean option in modular
> > driver? bool *can* depend on tristate and be selected when tristate is
> > set to m.
> Btw, this is one of those things that easily causes problems.
> In many ways it would be nice if we had two different kinds of "bool": one
> where "m" in the dependency chain means "y" is ok, and one where "m" means
> "n".


> Maybe not "bool" vs "mbool", but it might be nice to have
> bool FB_PS3
> depends strictly on FB
> ie a "depends strictly" refuses to upgrade a bool dependency from "m" to
> "y", while a regular depends allows it.
> Or something.. The "depends strictly on X" thing would really be just a
> mental shorthand for "depends on (X)=y" (it's actually longer to type, but
> I think it's a bit more intuitive, thus "mental shortcut").

There's a fun side question, though: what should allmodconfig do? FB=m,
FB_PS3=n? Or FB=y, FB_PS3=y?
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