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SubjectRe: [PATCHv3 1/4] phy: phy-core: Make GENERIC_PHY an invisible option
Hi,

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 05:04:38PM +0530, Kishon Vijay Abraham I wrote:
> Hi Felipe,
>
> On Wednesday 27 May 2015 12:09 AM, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> >On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:37:17AM -0700, Arun Ramamurthy wrote:
> >>Hi
> >>
> >>On 15-05-26 07:19 AM, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> >>>HI,
> >>>
> >>>On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 02:19:58PM -0700, Arun Ramamurthy wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>On 15-05-14 05:52 PM, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> >>>>>Hi,
> >>>>>
> >>>>>On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 04:04:10PM -0700, Arun Ramamurthy wrote:
> >>>>>>Most of the phy providers use "select" to enable GENERIC_PHY. Since select
> >>>>>>is only recommended when the config is not visible, GENERIC_PHY is changed
> >>>>>>an invisible option. To maintain consistency, all phy providers are changed
> >>>>>>to "select" GENERIC_PHY and all non-phy drivers use "depends on" when the
> >>>>>>phy framework is explicity required. USB_MUSB_OMAP2PLUS has a cyclic
> >>>>>>dependency, so it is left as "select".
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>Signed-off-by: Arun Ramamurthy <arun.ramamurthy@broadcom.com>
> >>>>>>---
> >>>>>> drivers/ata/Kconfig | 1 -
> >>>>>> drivers/media/platform/exynos4-is/Kconfig | 2 +-
> >>>>>> drivers/phy/Kconfig | 4 ++--
> >>>>>> drivers/usb/host/Kconfig | 4 ++--
> >>>>>> drivers/video/fbdev/exynos/Kconfig | 2 +-
> >>>>>> 5 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>diff --git a/drivers/ata/Kconfig b/drivers/ata/Kconfig
> >>>>>>index 5f60155..6d2e881 100644
> >>>>>>--- a/drivers/ata/Kconfig
> >>>>>>+++ b/drivers/ata/Kconfig
> >>>>>>@@ -301,7 +301,6 @@ config SATA_MV
> >>>>>> tristate "Marvell SATA support"
> >>>>>> depends on PCI || ARCH_DOVE || ARCH_MV78XX0 || \
> >>>>>> ARCH_MVEBU || ARCH_ORION5X || COMPILE_TEST
> >>>>>>- select GENERIC_PHY
> >>>>>> help
> >>>>>> This option enables support for the Marvell Serial ATA family.
> >>>>>> Currently supports 88SX[56]0[48][01] PCI(-X) chips,
> >>>>>>diff --git a/drivers/media/platform/exynos4-is/Kconfig b/drivers/media/platform/exynos4-is/Kconfig
> >>>>>>index b7b2e47..b6f3eaa 100644
> >>>>>>--- a/drivers/media/platform/exynos4-is/Kconfig
> >>>>>>+++ b/drivers/media/platform/exynos4-is/Kconfig
> >>>>>>@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ config VIDEO_S5P_FIMC
> >>>>>> config VIDEO_S5P_MIPI_CSIS
> >>>>>> tristate "S5P/EXYNOS MIPI-CSI2 receiver (MIPI-CSIS) driver"
> >>>>>> depends on REGULATOR
> >>>>>>- select GENERIC_PHY
> >>>>>>+ depends on GENERIC_PHY
> >>>>>> help
> >>>>>> This is a V4L2 driver for Samsung S5P and EXYNOS4 SoC MIPI-CSI2
> >>>>>> receiver (MIPI-CSIS) devices.
> >>>>>>diff --git a/drivers/phy/Kconfig b/drivers/phy/Kconfig
> >>>>>>index 2962de2..edecdb1 100644
> >>>>>>--- a/drivers/phy/Kconfig
> >>>>>>+++ b/drivers/phy/Kconfig
> >>>>>>@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
> >>>>>> menu "PHY Subsystem"
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> config GENERIC_PHY
> >>>>>>- bool "PHY Core"
> >>>>>>+ bool
> >>>>>> help
> >>>>>> Generic PHY support.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>@@ -72,7 +72,7 @@ config PHY_MIPHY365X
> >>>>>> config PHY_RCAR_GEN2
> >>>>>> tristate "Renesas R-Car generation 2 USB PHY driver"
> >>>>>> depends on ARCH_SHMOBILE
> >>>>>>- depends on GENERIC_PHY
> >>>>>>+ select GENERIC_PHY
> >>>>>
> >>>>>so some you changed from depends to select...
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> help
> >>>>>> Support for USB PHY found on Renesas R-Car generation 2 SoCs.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>diff --git a/drivers/usb/host/Kconfig b/drivers/usb/host/Kconfig
> >>>>>>index 5ad60e4..e2197e2 100644
> >>>>>>--- a/drivers/usb/host/Kconfig
> >>>>>>+++ b/drivers/usb/host/Kconfig
> >>>>>>@@ -182,7 +182,7 @@ config USB_EHCI_HCD_SPEAR
> >>>>>> config USB_EHCI_HCD_STI
> >>>>>> tristate "Support for ST STiHxxx on-chip EHCI USB controller"
> >>>>>> depends on ARCH_STI && OF
> >>>>>>- select GENERIC_PHY
> >>>>>>+ depends on GENERIC_PHY
> >>>>>
> >>>>>while others you changed from select to depends.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>NAK.
> >>>>>
> >>>>Felipe, I dont understand your concern, could you please explain it more
> >>>>detail? The logic behind the changes is that in cases where there was an
> >>>>explicit dependency, I changed it to "depends on" and in other cases I
> >>>>changed it to "selects". Thanks
> >>>
> >>>Since GENERIC_PHY is visible from Kconfig, it would be much nicer to
> >>>avoid select altogether.
> >>>
> >>Felipe, after discussion with the maintainers, I have made GENERIC_PHY an
> >>invisible option as part of this change. Thanks
> >
> >Then, if the option is invisible, how can you "depend" on it ? It can
> >never be selected by poking around in Kconfig. IMO, it's
> >counterintuitive that you need to enable a PHY driver before you can see
> >your EHCI/OHCI/whatever controller listed in Kconfig.
>
> If the controller requires PHY for it to be functional, it is okay to make
> the controller depend on PHY IMHO. We want to try and minimize the usage of
> 'select' wherever possible or else 'select' is the most intuitive way. The
> other option is just to leave the 'depends on' and let the user select PHY.

How can you 'depend' on something that the user can't select by
navigating through Kconfig ?

--
balbi
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