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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.39
On Thu, 19 May 2011 11:44:37 -0400 Mark Lord wrote:

> Here's some more funny business that was new after rc7-git12:
>
> warning: (AX88796_93CX6 && RTL8180 && RTL8187 && ADM8211 && RT2400PCI &&
> RT2500PCI && RT61PCI && RT2800PCI && R8187SE) selects EEPROM_93CX6 which has
> unmet direct dependencies (MISC_DEVICES)
> warning: (ACPI_APEI) selects PSTORE which has unmet direct dependencies
> (MISC_FILESYSTEMS)
>
> The exact same .config didn't do that with rc7-git12,
> but does do it with 2.6.39 final.

I've seen those kconfig warnings plenty of times, before 2.6.39.

Tony Luck has posted a patch for the ACPI_APEI/PSTORE warning (yes, select
MISC_FILESYSTEMS).

> Odd thing is, if I select both MISC_DEVICES and MISC_FILESYSTEMS,
> but do NOT select anything from under either of those,
> the warnings go away.
>
> Which likely means the warnings are totally bogus.

It's just the nature of the tree-structured kconfig hierarchy.

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