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SubjectRe: kconfig - a suggestion how to fix the select issue
On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 10:27:32AM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 11:11:45AM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 09:10:41AM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > >...
> > >
> > > config A
> > > bool "a"
> > >
> > > config B
> > > bool "b"
> > > depends on A
> > >
> > > config C
> > > bool "c"
> > > require B
> > >
> > > The require dependency will have impact on visibility.
> > > C shall only be visible if all symbols it require are
> > > visible. Note that visible does not imply 'chosen'.
> > > In this case C would be visible when A is chosen.
> > >
> > > When the user then choose C and B is not chosen
> > > then the user is prompted to choose B.
> > >
> > > So user has to chose B in order to have C chosen.
> > >...
> > > Comments?
> >
> >
> > Given:
> >
> > config A
> > tristate "a"
> >
> > config B
> > tristate "b"
> > depends on A
> >
> > config C
> > bool "c"
> > require B
> >
> > CONFIG_A=m
> >
> >
> > Will C be visible?
> If you followed my description then you would see
> that the visibility of C are determineded by the dependencies
> of C (none in this case) and the dependencies of the symbol
> it requires. In this case B. B dpens on A and A equals m so B is
> visible thus C is visible.

*shudder*

> > The underlying problem is that we use bool for two different cases:
> > - non-modular driver (answer would be "no")
> > - enable feature in driver (answer would be "depends on the value of D")
> Lets try to agree on the semantics with bools first please.
> When we have that in place lets extend it to modular - OK?

I doubt the "extension" works this way since most of the interesting
cases are with tristates.

But OK, here's some fun with bools:

config X86
def_bool y

config A
bool "a"

config B
bool "b"
depends on A

config D
bool "d"
depends on !B if X86

config E
bool "e"

config C
bool "c"
depends on D || E
requires B

Given:
- CONFIG_A=y
- CONFIG_B=n
- CONFIG_D=y
- CONFIG_E=n

Will C be visible?

> Sam

cu
Adrian

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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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