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SubjectRe: dm: writecache: add DAX dependency
On Mon, May 28 2018 at  2:18pm -0400,
Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> wrote:

> On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 8:38 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> > The new dm-writecache driver inconditionally uses the dax
> > subsystem, leading to link errors in some configurations:
> >
> > drivers/md/dm-writecache.o: In function `writecache_ctr':
> > dm-writecache.c:(.text+0x1fdc): undefined reference to `dax_read_lock'
> > dm-writecache.c:(.text+0x2004): undefined reference to `dax_direct_access'
> > dm-writecache.c:(.text+0x21cc): undefined reference to `dax_read_unlock'
> >
> > It seems wrong to require DAX in order to build the writecache
> > driver, but that at least avoids randconfig build errors.
> >
> > Fixes: bb15b431d650 ("dm: add writecache target")
> > Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> > ---
> > drivers/md/Kconfig | 1 +
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/md/Kconfig b/drivers/md/Kconfig
> > index 852c7ebe2902..f8ecf2da1edf 100644
> > --- a/drivers/md/Kconfig
> > +++ b/drivers/md/Kconfig
> > @@ -338,6 +338,7 @@ config DM_CACHE_SMQ
> > config DM_WRITECACHE
> > tristate "Writecache target"
> > depends on BLK_DEV_DM
> > + depends on DAX
>
> This should probably be depends on DAX && DAX_DRIVER as we at least
> need pmem or dcssblk enabled to provide a dax capable block device for
> DM to claim.

But dm-writecache is meant to be used for normal SSD even if PMEM isn't
available in the kernel.

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