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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kconfig.h: remove config_enabled() macro

A few comments regarding, I guess, future work.

On Sun, 2016-10-16 at 20:07 +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> The use of config_enabled() is ambiguous.  For config options,
> IS_ENABLED(), IS_REACHABLE(), etc. will make intention clearer.
> Sometimes config_enabled() has been used for non-config options
> because it is useful to check whether the given symbol is defined
> or not.
> I have been tackling on deprecating config_enabled(), and now is the
> time to finish this work.
> Some new users have appeared for v4.9-rc1, but it is trivial to
> replace them:
>  - arch/x86/mm/kaslr.c
>   replace config_enabled() with IS_ENABLED() because
>   CONFIG_X86_ESPFIX64 and CONFIG_EFI are boolean.
>  - include/asm-generic/export.h
>   replace config_enabled() with __is_defined().
> Then, config_enabled() can be removed now.
> Going forward, please use IS_ENABLED(), IS_REACHABLE(), etc. for
> config options, and __is_defined() for non-config symbols.

There are about a dozen instances of IS_ENABLED() that target something
other than a kconfig macros. Are you planning to convert those to
__is_defined() too? 

> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>

> --- a/include/linux/kconfig.h
> +++ b/include/linux/kconfig.h
> @@ -31,7 +31,6 @@
>   * When CONFIG_BOOGER is not defined, we generate a (... 1, 0) pair, and when
>   * the last step cherry picks the 2nd arg, we get a zero.
>   */
> -#define config_enabled(cfg) ___is_defined(cfg)

Is there a reason to keep using the double underscore prefix?

>  #define __is_defined(x) ___is_defined(x)
> #define ___is_defined(val) ____is_defined(__ARG_PLACEHOLDER_##val)
> #define ____is_defined(arg1_or_junk) __take_second_arg(arg1_or_junk 1, 0)

__is_defined() is now meant to be used generally, and not just on
kconfig macros. Can it be moved into another header?

Paul Bolle

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