Re: CONFIG_NETDEVICES does not do anything

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Sun Aug 13 2006 - 15:24:55 EST

On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 08:34:30AM +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> Hello,
> when deselecting CONFIG_NETDEVICES, many selectable items (PHY device
> support, Ethernet 10/100/1000/10000) stay in place. Is there a reason they
> are lacking 'depends on NETDEVICES' or did I found a bug^W glitch?
It was changed by appended commit.
I do not see why the if/endif was removed - Paolo?


commit 6967bd81d883ed325fd58840ee02a8da60458e6b
Author: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri Feb 3 01:45:21 2006 -0800

[PATCH] Kbuild menu - hide empty NETDEVICES menu when NET is disabled

Make the whole netdevices menu depend on NET, rather than having an empty
submenu when networking is disabled.

Indeed, almost the whole body of the menu was surrounded by if NETDEVICES,
and what was outside depended on NETCONSOLE which is inside the menu.

Signed-off-by: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>

diff --git a/drivers/net/Kconfig b/drivers/net/Kconfig
index 6a6a084..47c72a6 100644
--- a/drivers/net/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/net/Kconfig
@@ -4,9 +4,9 @@ # Network device configuration

menu "Network device support"
+ depends on NET

- depends on NET
default y if UML
bool "Network device support"
@@ -24,9 +24,6 @@ config NETDEVICES

If unsure, say Y.

-# All the following symbols are dependent on NETDEVICES - do not repeat
-# that for each of the symbols.

config IFB
tristate "Intermediate Functional Block support"
@@ -2718,8 +2715,6 @@ config NETCONSOLE
If you want to log kernel messages over the network, enable this.
See <file:Documentation/networking/netconsole.txt> for details.

config NETPOLL

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