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Subject[TRIVIAL] [Tiny PATCH]driver_char_Kconfig bug (fwd)
[ Roman, I've put you down as maintainer for *Kconfig*, so any trivial
patches which touch those files get CC'd to you. Is that OK? --RR ]

From: Adrian Bunk <>

Hi Linus,

the issue described in the mail forwarded below is still present in
2.5.54. Please apply the simple patch supplied there.


----- Forwarded message from Rusty Lynch <> -----

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 21:56:12 -0800
From: Rusty Lynch <>
Subject: [Tiny PATCH]driver/char/Kconfig bug

VT support requires drivers/char/keyboard.c which makes function
calls implemented in drivers/input/, so that attempting to set
CONFIG_INPUT=m or just not setting CONFIG_INPUT will result in a
compile error if CONFIG_VT is on.

Here is a trivial patch against 2.5.49.


--- trivial-2.5.57/drivers/char/Kconfig.orig 2003-01-14 12:11:57.000000000 +1100
+++ trivial-2.5.57/drivers/char/Kconfig 2003-01-14 12:11:57.000000000 +1100
@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@

config VT
bool "Virtual terminal"
+ requires INPUT=y
If you say Y here, you will get support for terminal devices with
display and keyboard devices. These are called "virtual" because you
Don't blame me: the Monkey is driving
File: Adrian Bunk <>: [Tiny PATCH]driver_char_Kconfig bug (fwd)
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