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SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] let W1 select NET
On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 12:54:25PM +0200, Roman Zippel wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 2004-08-13 at 14:32, Roman Zippel wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > >
> > > > config W1
> > > > tristate "Dallas's 1-wire support"
> > > > + select NET
> > >
> > > What's wrong with a simple dependency?
> >
> > W1 requires NET, and thus depends on it.
> > If you _do_ want W1 then you _do_ need network and then NET must be
> > selected.
>
> A simple "depends on NET" does this as well, I see no reason to abuse
> select.

In the case of NET the discussion is mostly hypothetically since nearly
everyone has enabled NET.

But the similar case of USB_STORAGE selecting SCSI is an example where
select is a big user-visible improvement over depends.

> bye, Roman

cu
Adrian

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