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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] arm64: change ARCH_SPRD Kconfig to tristate
Hi Geert,

On Mon, 9 Mar 2020 at 16:03, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Chunyan.
>
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 11:33 AM Chunyan Zhang <zhang.lyra@gmail.com> wrote:
> > From: Chunyan Zhang <chunyan.zhang@unisoc.com>
> >
> > The default value of Kconfig for almost all sprd drivers are the same with
> > ARCH_SPRD, making these drivers built as modules as default would be easier
> > if we can set ARCH_SPRD as 'm', so this patch change ARCH_SPRD to tristate.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Chunyan Zhang <chunyan.zhang@unisoc.com>
>
> Can you actually boot a kernel on a Spreadtrum platform when all platform
> and driver support is modular?

Yes, even if all drivers are modular.
But I hope serial can be builtin, then I can have a console to see
kernel output before loading modules.
Also, this's what Google GKI [1] asked :)

Regards,
Chunyan

[1] https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/11/google-outlines-plans-for-mainline-linux-kernel-support-in-android/

>
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/Kconfig.platforms
> > @@ -249,7 +249,7 @@ config ARCH_TEGRA
> > This enables support for the NVIDIA Tegra SoC family.
> >
> > config ARCH_SPRD
> > - bool "Spreadtrum SoC platform"
> > + tristate "Spreadtrum SoC platform"
> > help
> > Support for Spreadtrum ARM based SoCs
>
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
>
> Geert
>
> --
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org
>
> In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
> when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
> -- Linus Torvalds

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