Re: [PATCH mmotm] hid-picolcd: depends on LCD_CLASS_DEVICE
From: Bruno PrÃmont
Date: Wed Apr 07 2010 - 16:29:49 EST
On Wed, 07 April 2010 Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Apr 2010 20:44:04 +0200 Bruno PrÃmont wrote:
> > On Tue, 06 April 2010 Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > One of my attempts did end up with a circular loop with regard to FB
> > > > (some of the FB drivers did select INPUT)?
> > >
> > > (not that I can find)
> > >
> > > CONFIG_VT does select INPUT
> > > and CONFIG_DRM_I915 does
> > > select INPUT if ACPI
> > A newer attempt still produces the same result:
> > drivers/input/Kconfig:9:error: found recursive dependency: INPUT ->
> > HID_SUPPORT -> HID_PICOLCD_FB -> FB -> FB_STI -> VT -> INPUT
> > (it's only FB which causes the loop, LEDS, LCD and BACKLIGHT are fine)
> (yes, so I see)
> > This is with following patch on top of the improved deps patch I sent
> > a few minutes ago deeper in this thread.
> > Is there a way around this?
> Well, lesson #1 is that select is evil^W^W should only be used to enable
> library-like code, or as Documentation/kbuild/kconfig-language.txt says:
> select should be used with care. select will force
> a symbol to a value without visiting the dependencies.
> By abusing select you are able to select a symbol FOO even
> if FOO depends on BAR that is not set.
> In general use select only for non-visible symbols
> (no prompts anywhere) and for symbols with no dependencies.
> That will limit the usefulness but on the other hand avoid
> the illegal configurations all over.
> kconfig should one day warn about such things.
I've read that paragraph and I would definitely prefer not to have to
use select for what this patch should achieve!
It should really be a helper for the user going through menuconfig like
"please check all what is needed to satisfy this item's dependencies"
A "try-select-deep" or whatever it could be called.
A well-behaved "GUI" implementation of this would show what would get newly
checked and give the user the opportunity to not proceed or fine-tune
> (more below)
> > diff --git a/drivers/hid/Kconfig b/drivers/hid/Kconfig
> > index 782a34e..711c091 100644
> > --- a/drivers/hid/Kconfig
> > +++ b/drivers/hid/Kconfig
> > @@ -285,7 +285,7 @@ config HID_PICOLCD_FB
> > bool "Framebuffer support"
> > default !EMBEDDED
> > depends on HID_PICOLCD
> > - depends on HID_PICOLCD=FB || FB=y
> > + select FB
> If you'll go back to the unpatched (by this patch) version here,
> it seems to work OK.
So best is probably to just forget about all of this non-leaf select
usage for now. (and not have one half doing one way and the other half
doing it the other way)
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