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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/30] Use menuconfig objects
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Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> On Apr 11 2007 01:12, Al Boldi wrote:
> >Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> >> the following patch series turns some menus into menuconfigs, so they
> >> can be disabled whilst "walking" thorugh the parent menu
> >
> >Great, but instead of making it a simple on/off, make it tri-state that
> > would default select all child-options appropriately. (see HW_RANDOM)
>
> I do not remember having touched the Random Number Generators or Character
> Devices anywhere in this series.
>
> Don't worry, I have paid attention (or at least I hope so ;-) to
> 'm'-able options, for example the SCSI, IEEE1394, or I2C stacks.
>
> But, for example you will see
> [*] Old CD-ROM drivers (not SCSI, not IDE)
>
> which is because this entry in itself does not generate any object file.
>
> Generally, I just made the 'menuconfig' entry have the same state
> (bool/tristate) as the original entry. If I have overseen that
> somewhere, please let me know!

Correct, no oversight here; but it may be more meaningful, if you could
default select child-options based on the parent-state, like HW_RANDOM.

Also, I don't think it's necessary to touch any of the "depends on"; keep
them as is, as they don't hurt staying that way, and may actually be
necessary under certain circumstances. (see EMBEDDED)


Thanks!

--
Al

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