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SubjectRe: State of the new config & build system
On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 06:05:57PM -0500, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 02:27:37PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > and it's readable and probably trivially parseable into both the existing
> > format (ie some "find . -name '*.conf'" plus sed-scripts) and into cml2 or
> > whatever.
>
> It's even doable within the .c file (and preferable for small drivers).
> Something like:
>
> /* mydriver.c .... header blah blah */
> config_requires(CONFIG_INET);
> config_option(CONFIG_MY_FAST_CHIP, "Help info for this");

If Linus is willing to buy into "driver.conf" there is no need to stuff
things into the source. [my previous post made the mistaken assumption
that Linus would not like an additional metadata file like driver.conf]

A per-driver metadata file is IMHO clearly the preferred solution.

Jeff


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