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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove remaining references of CONFIG_GENERIC_TIME
    On Mon, Aug 01, 2011 at 12:09:02PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
    > On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 10:36, Russell King - ARM Linux
    > <linux@arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
    > > On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 06:14:38PM +0200, Zoltan Devai wrote:
    > >> Commit 592913ecb87a9e06f98ddb55b298f1a66bf94c6b has killed off any
    > >> use of this config option long ago.
    > >
    > > I don't see the point of this - we were free of GENERIC_TIME on ARM
    > > shortly after it was originally killed off.  The problem is you can't
    > > stop people introducing new uses of this - because it existed once and
    > > there's nothing which errors out on its presence, people are going to
    > > continue submitting patches with it in.  And it's going to continue
    > > being missed at the review stage.
    > >
    > > I've a similar problem with folk on ARM including mach/gpio.h as their
    > > sole gpio header file rather than linux/gpio.h - I've been trying for
    > > the last 1-2 years to educate people to use linux/ in preference.  You
    > > can't do it, and I'm still just about the only one who picks up on that.
    > > (SoC maintainers don't care.)  They will end up caring when I push a
    > > change during the next merge window though, so I'll eventually stop
    > > mach/gpio.h being included.  (Instead, it'll be asm/gpio.h).
    > >
    > > GENERIC_TIME though... I don't think you'll ever stop new uses of it
    > > creeping in unless you can arrange for something to error out.
    >
    > Doesn't kconf error out when trying to select a non-existent symbol?

    Nope.
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