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SubjectRe: [PATCH] math: Make RATIONAL tristate
Hi Andy,

On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 4:53 PM Andy Shevchenko
<> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 05, 2021 at 01:46:33PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > All but one symbols that select RATIONAL are tristate, but RATIONAL
> > itself is bool. Change it to tristate, so the rational fractions
> > support code can be modular if no builtin code relies on it.
> >
> > While at it, add support for compile-testing and provide a help text.
> ...
> > Exposed by commit b6c75c4afceb8bc0 ("lib/math/rational: add Kunit test
> > cases") and CONFIG_KUNIT_ALL_TESTS=m.
> >
> > I'm not so happy RATIONAL_KUNIT_TEST selects RATIONAL, as test code
> > should depend on the presence of the feature to test. Else enabling
> > a test may add unneeded code to a production kernel.
> > Perhaps the "if COMPILE_TEST" should be dropped, making RATIONAL
> > visible, so RATIONAL_KUNIT_TEST can depend on RATIONAL instead?
> ...
> > + tristate "Rational fractions support" if COMPILE_TEST
> Making it tristate is okay, but visible (even for COMPILE_TEST)... why?
> Just on purpose to be dependent on for test case? I understand your
> justification above, but it will bring all hidden symbols to be unhidden
> (due to test cases) and this is not the right thing to do in my opinion.

OK. Will drop in v2.

> Why not to complain to KUnit people to fix their infra to avoid tests that
> tries non-selected feature(s)?

I guess the audience is listening...



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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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