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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] Change ISA_BUS_API dependency to selection
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On 12/28/2017 08:01 AM, William Breathitt Gray wrote:
> The ISA_BUS_API Kconfig option enables the compilation of the ISA bus
> driver. The ISA bus driver does not perform any hardware interaction,
> and is instead just a thin layer of software abstraction to eliminate
> boilerplate code common to ISA-style device drivers. Since ISA_BUS_API
> has no dependencies and does not jeopardize the integrity of the system
> when enabled, drivers should select it when the ISA bus driver
> functionality is needed.
>
> Originally, when the ISA_BUS_API Kconfig option was introduced, it
> served a dual-purpose of masking drivers ISA-style devices not commonly
> found for desktop systems, such as the PC/104 device drivers. This
> secondary semantic was inappropriate for the ISA_BUS_API option, and
> proper masking of these device drivers is now accomplished via dedicated
> Kconfig options such as CONFIG_PC104.
>
> Linus, please pickup this entire patchset through your GPIO subsystem
> tree; a recursive dependency error is present if these patches are
> cherry-picked (see https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/12/26/235), so they should
> be merged together in the same tree.
>
> Maciej, this patchset resolves the recursive dependency issue you
> encountered, so now you should be able to submit your Winbond GPIO
> driver with the ISA_BUS_API selection as desired.
>
> William Breathitt Gray (3):
> iio: Change ISA_BUS_API dependency to selection
> watchdog: Change ISA_BUS_API dependency to selection
> gpio: Change ISA_BUS_API dependency to selection
>
> drivers/gpio/Kconfig | 14 +++++++++-----
> drivers/iio/adc/Kconfig | 3 ++-
> drivers/iio/counter/Kconfig | 3 ++-
> drivers/iio/dac/Kconfig | 3 ++-
> drivers/watchdog/Kconfig | 3 ++-
> 5 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>
But why keep "config ISA_BUS" ? Its only purpose is to select ISA_BUS_API.

Guenter

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