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SubjectRe: architectures with their own "config PCMCIA"
On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 08:12:56PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>...
> On Samstag, 7. August 2004 19:25, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > Is there eny reason for such options that are never visible nor enabled,
> > or could they be removed?
>
> Yes, the reason is that some other options depend on them. We added the
> PCMCIA option to arch/s390/Kconfig to stop kbuild from asking about
> some drivers that won't work anyway.
>
> E.g. drivers/scsi/pcmcia starts with
>
> menu "PCMCIA SCSI adapter support"
> depends on SCSI!=n && PCMCIA!=n && MODULES
>
> which evaluate to true if the PCMCIA option is not known. Changing
> that to
>
> menu "PCMCIA SCSI adapter support"
> depends on SCSI && PCMCIA && MODULES
>
> solves this in a different way, but I'm not 100% sure if it still has
> the same meaning.

Roman, is it intentional that PCMCIA!=n is true if there's no PCMCIA
option, or is it simply a bug?

> Arnd <><

cu
Adrian

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