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SubjectRe: Kconfig RTC selection
Tilman Schmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 02:49:41 -0700, David Brownell wrote:
>> It seems too many people are used to enabling a legacy RTC despite the
>> Kconfig help/comments; the gentle approach hasn't worked.
> Gentleness is not the point. The Kconfig help/comments where just
> not clear at all.
> FWIW, it's still confusing to have an option "Enhanced Real Time
> Clock Support" under "Character Devices", then later an option
> "Real Time Clock" one level higher, none of the two in any way
> acknowledging the existence of the other one, and only after
> naively selecting both, you are told that there is some sort of
> conflict. Couldn't this be made more explicit, such as:
> - mentioning in both options' help text that the other one
> shouldn't be selected at the same time (if that's true)
> - noting explicitly which of the two RTC options is the "legacy"
> one (is it RTC_CLASS?)
> - enhancing the conflict message, which reads, in git-current:
> *** Conflicting RTC option has been selected, check GEN_RTC
> *** RTC interfaces ***

Exactly the issue. Mod++++++++++++++++++++++

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