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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] Change ISA_BUS_API dependency to selection
On Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 09:03:22AM -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>On 12/28/2017 08:01 AM, William Breathitt Gray wrote:
>> The ISA_BUS_API Kconfig option enables the compilation of the ISA bus
>> driver. The ISA bus driver does not perform any hardware interaction,
>> and is instead just a thin layer of software abstraction to eliminate
>> boilerplate code common to ISA-style device drivers. Since ISA_BUS_API
>> has no dependencies and does not jeopardize the integrity of the system
>> when enabled, drivers should select it when the ISA bus driver
>> functionality is needed.
>> Originally, when the ISA_BUS_API Kconfig option was introduced, it
>> served a dual-purpose of masking drivers ISA-style devices not commonly
>> found for desktop systems, such as the PC/104 device drivers. This
>> secondary semantic was inappropriate for the ISA_BUS_API option, and
>> proper masking of these device drivers is now accomplished via dedicated
>> Kconfig options such as CONFIG_PC104.
>> Linus, please pickup this entire patchset through your GPIO subsystem
>> tree; a recursive dependency error is present if these patches are
>> cherry-picked (see, so they should
>> be merged together in the same tree.
>> Maciej, this patchset resolves the recursive dependency issue you
>> encountered, so now you should be able to submit your Winbond GPIO
>> driver with the ISA_BUS_API selection as desired.
>> William Breathitt Gray (3):
>> iio: Change ISA_BUS_API dependency to selection
>> watchdog: Change ISA_BUS_API dependency to selection
>> gpio: Change ISA_BUS_API dependency to selection
>> drivers/gpio/Kconfig | 14 +++++++++-----
>> drivers/iio/adc/Kconfig | 3 ++-
>> drivers/iio/counter/Kconfig | 3 ++-
>> drivers/iio/dac/Kconfig | 3 ++-
>> drivers/watchdog/Kconfig | 3 ++-
>> 5 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>But why keep "config ISA_BUS" ? Its only purpose is to select ISA_BUS_API.

I intend to have CONFIG_ISA_BUS now serve purely as a mask for true ISA
device drivers (e.g. CIO_DAC within this patchset). The legacy
CONFIG_ISA has a X86_32 dependency which prevents its use for X86_64
builds -- and unfortunately existing drivers depending on CONFIG_ISA
expect the X86_32 arch, thus making the task of decoupling that arch
dependency difficult. I'm hoping CONFIG_ISA_BUS can therefore supersede
the legacy CONFIG_ISA because an ISA bus can physically exist on a
non-X86_32 system.

However, there is no longer a need to select ISA_BUS_API, so that should
be removed, as well as the help text updated to match the changes. I'll
make these updates and submit a version 2 of this patchset some time
tomorrow then.

William Breathitt Gray


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