Re: [PATCH 0/1] mspec driver: compile error

From: Fernando Luis Vzquez Cao <>
Date: 2006-11-08 21:52:54
2006-11-08 (水) の 11:31 +0100 に Jes Sorensen さんは書きました:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Wed, 08 Nov 2006 18:45:30 +0900
> > Fernando Luis Vázquez Cao <> wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 10:42 +0100, Jes Sorensen wrote:
> >>> Given that MSPEC is clearly marked as depending on IA64, it seems bogus
> >>> for i386 allmodconfig to barf over it and the problem should be fixed
> >>> there instead IMHO.
> >> Agreed. That is why I asked if that was allmodconfig's expected
> >> behaviour. Andrew?
> > 
> > kconfig's `select' isn't very smart.  This is one of the reasons why one
> > should avoid using it.
> Hmmm, so what do we do? I really don't like the idea that one has to
> manually select the uncached allocator in order for mspec to be
> available.
> Alternatively can move the Kconfig field for MSPEC to arch/ia64/Kconfig,
> but that seems a bit dodgy too.
The whole thing could be considered an "allmodconfig" bug. In this case,
"select" is working as expected on IA64 and automatically sets

Perhaps the right fix would be modifying allmodconfig so that it takes
into account dependecies (i.e. "depends on", "select", etc).

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