Re: [Linux-ia64] kernel update (relative to v2.4.18)

From: David Mosberger <davidm_at_napali.hpl.hp.com>
Date: 2002-07-24 02:28:14
>>>>> On Tue, 23 Jul 2002 15:58:58 +1000, Keith Owens <kaos@ocs.com.au> said:

  Keith> I agree, but given the restrictions of CML1, there is no
  Keith> choice.  The problem is not just xconfig, it affects
  Keith> menuconfig as well.  Before this patch, arch/ia64/config.in
  Keith> set DEVFS=y for SN[12] but there was nothing stopping a user
  Keith> changing DEVFS in the fs menu.  Other cross menu dependencies
  Keith> have the same problem with any config system that allows out
  Keith> of order evaluation.

  Keith> CML1 does _not_ enforce dependencies across menus, the
  Keith> dependencies have to be in a single menu.  This was one of
  Keith> the driving forces behind CML2, to get some method for doing
  Keith> cross menu constraints.  Without CML2, we have to scatter
  Keith> arch dependent code over generic config menus :(.

I see your point about DEVFS, but the simulator part should be OK.  In
that case, we never even include drivers/ide/Config.in.

	--david
Received on Tue Jul 23 09:30:25 2002

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