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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.19-rc5-mm2] fs/dlm: fix recursive dependency in Kconfig
On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 12:45:11PM +0100, Stefan Richter wrote:
> Anyway. Whatever you chose to do (or already have chosen to do) in
> fs/dlm/Kconfig, keep in mind that the "select" keyword is presently only
> poorly supported by the various .config generators and that it forces UI
> considerations into the Kconfig files which should better not be
> overloaded with UI issues. Or in other words: It is rather easy to write
> correct and well-supported Kconfig files if you stick with "depend on",
> but you get into trouble fast with generous usage of "select".

For variables like NET or INET it doesn't matter in practice whether you
use "select" or "depends on". But for other variables it makes it really
hard for users to enable an option if you use "depends on".

> Stefan Richter



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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