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SubjectRe: RFC: kconfig select warnings bogus?
On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 04:47:52AM +0530, Satyam Sharma wrote:
> On 5/20/07, Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 04:19:12AM +0530, Satyam Sharma wrote:
>> >...
>> > A combined patch for all of those on top of 22-rc2 (adding
>> Signed-off-by's
>> > for original authors too):
>> >...
>> > --- a/arch/m68k/Kconfig 2007-05-20 04:11:47.000000000 +0530
>> > +++ b/arch/m68k/Kconfig 2007-05-20 04:23:57.000000000 +0530
>> > @@ -411,6 +411,7 @@ config STRAM_PROC
>> >
>> > config ATARI_KBD_CORE
>> > bool
>> > + default y if KEYBOARD_ATARI || MOUSE_ATARI
>> >...
>> > --- a/drivers/input/keyboard/Kconfig 2007-05-20 04:11:55.000000000
>> +0530
>> > +++ b/drivers/input/keyboard/Kconfig 2007-05-20 04:24:54.000000000
>> +0530
>> > @@ -167,7 +167,6 @@ config KEYBOARD_AMIGA
>> > config KEYBOARD_ATARI
>> > tristate "Atari keyboard"
>> > depends on ATARI
>> > - select ATARI_KBD_CORE
>> > help
>> > Say Y here if you are running Linux on any Atari and have a
>> keyboard
>> > attached.
>> > diff -ruNp a/drivers/input/mouse/Kconfig b/drivers/input/mouse/Kconfig
>> > --- a/drivers/input/mouse/Kconfig 2007-05-20 04:11:55.000000000
>> +0530
>> > +++ b/drivers/input/mouse/Kconfig 2007-05-20 04:25:09.000000000
>> +0530
>> > @@ -179,7 +179,6 @@ config MOUSE_AMIGA
>> > config MOUSE_ATARI
>> > tristate "Atari mouse"
>> > depends on ATARI
>> > - select ATARI_KBD_CORE
>> > help
>> > Say Y here if you have an Atari and want its native mouse
>> > supported by the kernel.
>> >...
>>
>> This is a good example how "fixing" the warnings makes things worse...
>
> How?

Consider ATARI_KBD_CORE was used by 20 drivers.

Using select for such not user visible helper variables is a really nice
thing, and much more readable (and therefore much less likely to contain
bugs) than dependencies with tons of "||"'s.
cu
Adrian

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