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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/3] drivers: cleanup Kconfig stuff
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    On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 3:13 AM, Kevin Hilman
    <khilman@deeprootsystems.com> wrote:
    > Tony Lindgren <tony@atomide.com> writes:
    >> So if you have something that's needed on almost every omap,
    >> you can select it there.
    >
    > One thing I don't like about this is that there is currently no way to
    > 'select' as a module.
    >
    > In order to get to a minimal kernel, in theory, we don't need regulator,
    > i2c, MFD, or twl4030* built in.  They should all be built as modules.
    > Yes, there are some assumptions made today that some of these things are
    > built in, and then are used from init code, but that is broken.
    >
    > If someone is looking for a good omap-kernel-janitors project, I would
    > suggest getting to a *really* minimal OMAP2+ kernel with everything
    > possible built as modules to be a very good project.

    Yes, one use-case would be to select things as modules by default only
    if ARCH_OMAP2PLUS_TYPICAL is selected.

    But not everyone needs many of these things, I expect to be able to do
    ARCH_OMAP2PLUS_TYPICAL=n, and manually enable USB stuff
    USB_MUSB_HDRC=y, without having to know the dependencies myself.

    That was the idea: simplify the defconfigs so that they are truly
    minimal (they boot), and then people can add whatever they need (like
    USB).

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    Felipe Contreras
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