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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.22-rc1
Hi David,

On 5/14/07, David Miller <> wrote:
> From: Tilman Schmidt <>
> Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 20:19:09 +0200
> > Would it be asking too much to have help texts on the following
> > new (wrt 2.6.21) configuration options?
> >
> > ESP Scsi Driver Core (SCSI_ESP_CORE) [N/m] (NEW)
> This one is a case where the option makes no sense by itself,
> it provides the core common code for other front-end drivers.
> The documentation exists in those front end drivers, which
> in turn auto-matically select and enable this config option.
> It would be nice if there was a Kconfig way to not provide
> this thing at all unless one of the front-ends got selected

Yeah, so the Kconfig-blessed way that you're looking for is:

depends on SCSI && SCSI_SPI_ATTRS
default y if SCSI_SUNESP=y
default m if SCSI_SUNESP=m

Add other front-ends (other than SCSI_SUNESP) to the last
two lines, as applicable.

Important: And then *remove* the "select SCSI_ESP_CORE"
from the Kconfig options of the front-ends themselves.

[ You could do something similar with SCSI_SPI_ATTRS
also, it looks like to be something that probably never makes
sense alone either, and needs only to be automatically pulled
in by other options (?) ]

[ Note that "select"ing stuff that is not library-like and itself
depends on other stuff is a Bad Thing. ]

> but on the otherhand I like how anyone can select it and thus
> test the build of it :-)

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