Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the final tree (pwm tree related)

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue Jul 03 2012 - 07:06:46 EST

On Tuesday 03 July 2012, Thierry Reding wrote:
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> On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 08:59:11AM +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Tuesday 03 July 2012, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > > I came up with the attached patch. What do you think? It fixes the
> > > PowerPC allyesconfig issue for me.
> >
> > This one looks correct, but I would still do it the other way around,
> > putting the depends statements into the locations of the other drivers.
> > The main difference is that we can then independently convert the
> > remaining drivers, without having merge conflicts in the same line
> > every time we remove one of the dependencies.
> The downside of that approach, however, is to make PWM override other
> settings. For instance if you have TWL6030_PWM selected and then decide
> to also select PWM, then the former will be automatically deselected to
> satisfy the dependency. I'm not sure if that's desired.

It's true that this may be confusing, but I think it's the right
approach for future multiplatform kernels. If we have e.g. a combined
omap+ux500+imx kernel, we can only have one implementation of the
PWM interfaces, and that should be the new one.

It's less clear for the other architectures. Maybe a mixed approach
is better there, making CONFIG_PWM depend on !MACH_JZ4740 &&
!PUV3_NB0916 && !BLACKFIN, but letting the remaining ARM versions
of the PWM code depend on !PWM.

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