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SubjectRE: [PATCH v2 2/4] da850-evm: add UI Expander pushbuttons
Hi Ben,

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 19:20:48, Ben Gardiner wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 6:49 AM, Nori, Sekhar <nsekhar@ti.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 21:08:10, Ben Gardiner wrote:
> >> [...]
> >> By setting INPUT_POLLDEV default for the da850-evm users will get
> >> functioning pushbuttons and switches with the default config but they
> >> will be able to disable INPUT_POLLDEV or gpio-keys drivers in their
> >> defconfig at their convenience.
> >
> > I guess we could also just modify the defconfig to switch on
> > INPUT_POLLDEV? Since only gpio-keys functionality is affected
> > by not enabling the correct options in kernel, it should be OK.
>
> Yes -- only gpio-keys is affected but enabling the option does
> introduce an additional .o file:
>
> drivers/input/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_INPUT_POLLDEV) += input-polldev.o
>
> I agree that in its current state a user couls inadvertently disable
> the gpio-keys support on da850-evm simply by disabling INPUT_POLLDEV
> -- which is less than Ideal. How about I replace the current changes
> to arch/arm/mach-davinci/Kconfig with:
>
> config KEYBOARD_GPIO
> default MACH_DAVINCI_DA850_EVM
> select INPUT_POLLDEV
>
> So 1) gpio-keys functionality is default for the da850evm and 2)
> whenever gpio-keys is enabled so is INPUT_POLLDEV.

This looks better than what was posted earlier, but I am not
sure if platforms should influence driver configuration this
way.

I guess I am just afraid that this makes a precedent for
many driver config symbols to get replicated in the platform
Kconfig files.

Lets see if others have an opinion on this.

Thanks,
Sekhar



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