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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Simplifying kernel configuration for distro issues
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    On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer@redhat.com> wrote:
    > On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 08:20:36PM +0200, Paul Bolle wrote:
    >> On Thu, 2012-07-19 at 13:19 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
    >> > kconfig already spits out warnings for symbols being selected that
    >> > don't exist.
    >
    >> Does it? Since when does it do that? Or do you mean select in a more
    >> general way (not just meaning Kconfig's "select" statement)?
    >
    > I believe Alan was more correct than me when he said it was 'make
    > oldconfig' that produced the warnings.

    Kconfig does spit out warnings for selecting things with unmet dependencies.
    But does anyone care?

    [...checking logs...]

    Oh, only 12 warnings in the v3.5-rc7 builds. Not that bad as my gut feeling
    said...

    warning: (ETRAX_USB_HOST && MOUSE_APPLETOUCH && MOUSE_BCM5974 &&
    MOUSE_SYNAPTICS_USB && JOYSTICK_XPAD && TABLET_USB_ACECAD &&
    TABLET_USB_AIPTEK && TABLET_USB_HANWANG && TABLET_USB_KBTAB &&
    TABLET_USB_WACOM && TOUCHSCREEN_USB_COMPOSITE && INPUT_ATI_REMOTE2 &&
    INPUT_KEYSPAN_REMOTE && INPUT_POWERMATE && INPUT_YEALINK &&
    INPUT_CM109) selects USB which has unmet direct dependencies
    (USB_SUPPORT && USB_ARCH_HAS_HCD): 10 warnings in 2 logs
    warning: (IWLWIFI && IWLEGACY && ATH5K && ATH9K && ATH9K_HTC &&
    CARL9170_LEDS) selects MAC80211_LEDS which has unmet direct
    dependencies (NET && WIRELESS && MAC80211 && LEDS_CLASS): 10 warnings
    in 2 logs
    warning: (LOCKDEP && FAULT_INJECTION_STACKTRACE_FILTER && LATENCYTOP
    && KMEMCHECK) selects FRAME_POINTER which has unmet direct
    dependencies (DEBUG_KERNEL && (CRIS || M68K || FRV || UML || AVR32 ||
    SUPERH || BLACKFIN || MN10300) || ARCH_WANT_FRAME_POINTERS): 10
    warnings in 2 logs
    warning: (MPC836x_RDK && MTD_NAND_FSL_ELBC && MTD_NAND_FSL_UPM)
    selects FSL_LBC which has unmet direct dependencies (FSL_SOC): 9
    warnings in 2 logs
    warning: (SINGLE_MEMORY_CHUNK) selects NEED_MULTIPLE_NODES which has
    unmet direct dependencies (DISCONTIGMEM || NUMA): 9 warnings in 2 logs
    warning: (COMPAT) selects COMPAT_BINFMT_ELF which has unmet direct
    dependencies (COMPAT && BINFMT_ELF): 3 warnings in 1 logs
    warning: (DRM) selects DMA_SHARED_BUFFER which has unmet direct
    dependencies (EXPERIMENTAL): 3 warnings in 1 logs
    warning: (DRM_RADEON_KMS && DRM_I915 && STUB_POULSBO && FB_BACKLIGHT
    && USB_APPLEDISPLAY && FB_OLPC_DCON && ASUS_LAPTOP && SONY_LAPTOP &&
    THINKPAD_ACPI && EEEPC_LAPTOP && ACPI_CMPC && SAMSUNG_Q10 &&
    APPLE_GMUX) selects BACKLIGHT_CLASS_DEVICE which has unmet direct
    dependencies (HAS_IOMEM && BACKLIGHT_LCD_SUPPORT): 3 warnings in 1
    logs
    warning: (IA64) selects PM which has unmet direct dependencies
    (PM_SLEEP || PM_RUNTIME): 4 warnings in 1 logs
    warning: (MOUSE_APPLETOUCH && MOUSE_BCM5974 && MOUSE_SYNAPTICS_USB &&
    JOYSTICK_XPAD && TABLET_USB_ACECAD && TABLET_USB_AIPTEK &&
    TABLET_USB_HANWANG && TABLET_USB_KBTAB && TABLET_USB_WACOM &&
    TOUCHSCREEN_USB_COMPOSITE && INPUT_ATI_REMOTE2 && INPUT_KEYSPAN_REMOTE
    && INPUT_POWERMATE && INPUT_YEALINK && INPUT_CM109 && RC_ATI_REMOTE &&
    IR_IMON && IR_MCEUSB && IR_REDRAT3 && IR_STREAMZAP && DRM_USB) selects
    USB which has unmet direct dependencies (USB_SUPPORT &&
    USB_ARCH_HAS_HCD): 5 warnings in 1 logs
    warning: (PLATFORM_AT32AP) selects HAVE_NET_MACB which has unmet
    direct dependencies (NETDEVICES && ETHERNET): 3 warnings in 1 logs
    warning: (PREEMPT && DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP) selects PREEMPT_COUNT which
    has unmet direct dependencies (COLDFIRE): 5 warnings in 1 logs

    Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

    Geert

    --
    Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

    In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
    when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
    -- Linus Torvalds


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