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SubjectRe: linux-2.4.6-pre6: numerous dep_{bool,tristate} $CONFIG_ARCH_xxx bugs
On Sat, Jun 30, 2001 at 12:21:09AM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> Create arch/Config.in which contains
>
> define_bool CONFIG_ARCH_i386 n
> define_bool CONFIG_ARCH_ia64 n
> define_bool CONFIG_ARCH_sparc n
>
> etc., then change each of the arch/xxx/Config.in files to
> source arch/Config.in as their first line first. Still ugly but the
> mainline configs will be much more readable. It also guarantees that
> any future tests on $CONFIG_ARCH_somearch will work, even if the code
> does not use if statements.

I'd rather that we fixed dep_* so that undefined symbols were treated as
'n', just like the makefiles treat undefined symbols.

On ARM, we have a lot of CONFIG_ARCH_* variables (which yes, I know, should
be CONFIG_MACH_*, but its too late to change it now), and cluttering up the
place with lots of if ... then fi stuff is much less readable than the
dep_* stuff.

--
Russell King (rmk@arm.linux.org.uk) The developer of ARM Linux
http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/personal/aboutme.html

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