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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Make entries in the "Device drivers" menu individually selectable

On Dec 16 2006 11:52, Stefan Richter wrote:
>Robert P. J. Day wrote on 2006-12-14:
>> i've posted on this before so here's a slightly-updated patch that
>> uses the kbuild "menuconfig" feature to make numerous entries under
>> the Device drivers menu selectable on the spot.
>
>Works for me, but I don't see a lot of benefit from it. Actually I see
>two disadvantages of the patch:
>
> - Without the patch, the choice of y/m/n for a subsystem and the help
>text is put aside into the submenu. I find this current layout simpler
>and quieter.

When using "Help" on a (normal) menu element, the menuconfig help pops up.
(This is probably what you mean.)
This could be changed for menuconfig elements.

> - There are two out-of-tree FireWire drivers for special purposes (one
>bus sniffer, one remote debugging aid) which might perhaps be candidates
>for integration into mainline. These drivers do not use the ieee1394
>base driver. (They just don't need to.) With your patch, disabling the
>subsystem menu would not only disable the subsystem core driver (which
>is correct) but would also hide the choice for such extra drivers which
>do not need the core driver. Or vice versa, enabling the submenu would
>enable the core driver, even though not all subsystem choices need the
>core driver.

And in case there is a

menu FOO

config BAR

config BAZ

endmenu

just don't convert these to menuconfig. Issue set :)



-`J'
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