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SubjectRe: distributed module configuration [Was: Announce: Linux-next (Or Andrew's dream :-))]
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Hi,

On Wednesday 13. February 2008, Sam Ravnborg wrote:

> config foo
> tristate "do you want foo?"
> depends on USB && BAR
> module
> obj-$(CONFIG_FOO) += foo.o
> foo-y := file1.o file2.o
> help
> foo will allow you to explode your PC

I'm more thinking about something like this:

module foo [FOO]
tristate "do you want foo?"
depends on USB && BAR
source file1.c
source file2.c if BAZ

Avoiding direct Makefile fragments would give us far more flexibility in the
final Makefile output.

> And we could introduce support for
>
> source "drivers/net/Kconfig.*"
>
> But then we would have to make the kconfig step mandatory
> for each build as we would otherwise not know if there
> were added any Kconfig files.

That's a real problem and it would be a step back of what we have right now,
so I'm not exactly comfortable with it.

bye, Roman


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