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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] USB Kconfig: Reorganize USB Kconfig Menu
On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 01:21:51PM +0300, Al Boldi wrote:
> Stefan Richter wrote:
> > Greg KH wrote:
> > > On Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 01:20:46PM +0300, Al Boldi wrote:
> > >> Greg KH wrote:
> > >>> On Sat, Jan 05, 2008 at 06:40:38PM +0300, Al Boldi wrote:
> > >>>> Reorganize USB Kconfig Menu, and move USB_GADGET out into the Device
> > >>>> Driver Menu. ?This helps the USB Kconfig Menu to be more
> > >>>> logical/usable.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Patchset against 2.6.23
> > >>>
> > >>> So what was the final verdict in this patch set?
> > >>
> > >> IMHO, it's a lot better than what we have right now, and it's split up
> > >> so that you can pick and choose what you think is useful.
> > >>
> > >>> Can you rsend this against 2.6.24-rc7 with the requested changes (if
> > >>> any) in it?
> > >>
> > >> The only critical change is in patch 2/5:
> > >>
> > >> menuconfig USB_STORAGE
> > >> tristate "USB Mass Storage support"
> > >> - depends on USB && SCSI
> > >> + depends on USB && BLOCK
> > >> + select SCSI
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I was hoping you could take care of it, or maybe wait until 2.6.25 is
> > >> out.
> > >
> > > Well, if you want such a change to go into 2.6.25, I need the patches
> > > now :)
> > >
> > > So, can you respin these against 2.6.24-rc7, with the above fix, so that
> > > I can apply them and test them out?
> >
> > May I repeat my request that nobody does "select SCSI", please?
> >
> > Al Boldy, would you please explain like I asked you:
> > - what is wrong with the current solution which tells the user to
> > first enable SCSI to get the USB_STORAGE option,
> > - whether there are frequent end-user requests which demonstrate
> > that many people currently don't realize how to enable USB_STORAGE.
> >
> > Please use "select" carefully, particularly *only* for options which
> > enable simple compact library-like code which
> > - is small,
> > - doesn't itself depend on anything,
> > - doesn't has further configuration options in some other menu.
> > None of this applies to CONFIG_SCSI.
>
> I thought we discussed this before. We do it here, for the same reasons
> libata does it. In any case, the patch is optional.

Yes, I do not want to do this, as we went round and round on it in the
past many times over the years. It should be left as-is.

thanks,

greg k-h


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