Re: [Linux-ia64] [PATCH] make xconfig broken in ia64-020622

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2002-07-12 07:24:08
>>>>> On Wed, 10 Jul 2002 11:05:19 -0600, Khalid Aziz <> said:

  Khalid> Absolutely. xconfig parser has major problems with the
  Khalid> following patch to arch/ia64/ in 020622:

  Khalid> +else # ! HP_SIM
  Khalid> +mainmenu_option next_comment
  Khalid> +comment 'Block devices'
  Khalid> +tristate 'Loopback device support' CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LOOP
  Khalid> +dep_tristate 'Network block device support' CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NBD
  Khalid> $CONFIG_NET
  Khalid> +
  Khalid> +tristate 'RAM disk support' CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM
  Khalid> +if [ "$CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM" = "y" -o "$CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM" = "m" ]; then
  Khalid> +   int '  Default RAM disk size' CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM_SIZE 4096
  Khalid> +fi
  Khalid> +endmenu

  Khalid> xconfig parser looks at this definition of 'Block devices'
  Khalid> and the one in drivers/block/ and considers them
  Khalid> duplicates inspite of the conditional. With this patch, you
  Khalid> can not configure loopback device or RAM disk unless you are
  Khalid> configuring for HP Simulator.

  Khalid> Without the patch I sent, "make xconfig" won't even
  Khalid> start. So this patch only makes xconfig atleast partially
  Khalid> usable.

If nobody wants to fix this problem, perhaps what we should do is
change "make xconfig" so it just prints a message telling the user to
do "make menuconfig" instead.  Other suggestions (and particular patches)
are welcome...

Received on Thu Jul 11 14:25:53 2002

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 2005-08-02 09:20:09 EST