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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH] fix drivers/staging/nvec linkage error when keyboard isdisabled
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:15:26AM +0200, Marc Dietrich wrote:
> Am Montag, 10. Oktober 2011, 22:20:11 schrieb Julian Andres Klode:
> > On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:25:07AM -0700, Stephen Warren wrote:
> > > Marc Dietrich wrote at Sunday, October 09, 2011 9:48 AM:
> > > > Hi Mikael,
> > > >
> > > > thanks for review. The nvec driver received some overhaul in the 3.1
> > > > release cycle and he fruids can be viewed in linux-next tree. The nvec
> > > > client drivers were converted to mfd children in the mean time. This
> > > > solves the build error, but is not very flexible. We are planing to move
> > > > the mfd stuct to the board file(s) in the next cycle.
> > >
> > > Indeed, the code in v3.1-rc9 is quite different to that in linux-next, so
> > > this exact problem doesn't exist in linux-next.
> > >
> > > However, don't we still want to solve build problems for the final v3.1
> > > release, or a stable update to that? As such,
> > >
> > > Acked-by: Stephen Warren <swarren@nvidia.com>
> >
> > Acked-by: Julian Andres Klode <jak@jak-linux.org>
> >
> > But I should also add that there are probably more build failures due to
> > dependencies, as there are no dependencies specified in Kconfig (so basically
> > all nvec-* modules are subject to build failure if there dependencies
> > are not enabled (INPUT/SERIO/whatever). There's a patch in -staging
> > and -next for that, it may need adoption for 3.1 but would be needed
> > to fix all build failures.
>
> well, I consider these as minor problems. Up to now, we have no users of the driver
> and anyone who wants to build it should know what he does (e.g. patch a board file,
> choose the right config).

Well yes, but that's not a reason not to fix it. For example, think about people doing
automated test building of newer kernel versions that answer yes to every new question,
their build could break.

>
> Having said that, I want to submit a patch in the next days which adds nvec support
> to the paz00 board file. If it's not to late for 3.2, I will also patch the nvec
> Makefile to fix possible build problems Julian mentioned. Otherwise it will be 3.3
> stuff.
Well, we do have a correct Kconfig in staging (as in: should not cause build
failures). The other patch you have is also slightly wrong currently, it selects
an option (LEDS_CLASS) that depends on other options


--
Julian Andres Klode - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.


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