Re: [PATCH] net: ethernet: rocker: Add select to CONFIG_BRIDGE in Kconfig

From: Andreas Ruprecht
Date: Fri Dec 05 2014 - 03:28:16 EST

> On 05.12.2014 05:24, David Miller wrote:
> Do not use select, please.
> You can only use select on leaf node Kconfig symbols, ie. those
> which do not have any dependencies whatsoever.
> Select does not recursively walk down the dependency chain turning
> things on for you when you say "select X".

Okay, sure, my bad for not looking that up properly.

If we change this into a "depends on", this should not be a problem,
right? If CONFIG_BRIDGE is selected as 'm', then CONFIG_ROCKER can only
be 'n' or 'm', if CONFIG_BRIDGE is set to 'y', it can be 'n', 'm' or 'y'.

This also means that the prompt associated with CONFIG_ROCKER will only
show up in menuconfig when CONFIG_BRIDGE has been enabled (either 'm' or

I've attached an updated patch.
From 931a36cc5ec67ec23ba2373d42840d968ed78120 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Andreas Ruprecht <rupran@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 18:28:09 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] net: ethernet: rocker: Add dependency to CONFIG_BRIDGE in

In a configuration with CONFIG_BRIDGE set to 'm' and CONFIG_ROCKER
set to 'y', undefined references occur at link time:

> drivers/built-in.o: In function `rocker_port_fdb_learn_work':
> /home/jim/linux/drivers/net/ethernet/rocker/rocker.c:3014: undefined
> reference to `br_fdb_external_learn_del'
> /home/jim/linux/drivers/net/ethernet/rocker/rocker.c:3016: undefined
> reference to `br_fdb_external_learn_add'

This patch fixes these by declaring CONFIG_ROCKER as being dependent

Reported-by: Jim Davis <>
Signed-off-by: Andreas Ruprecht <rupran@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/ethernet/rocker/Kconfig | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/rocker/Kconfig b/drivers/net/ethernet/rocker/Kconfig
index 11a850eab628..b9952ef040e4 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/rocker/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/rocker/Kconfig
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ if NET_VENDOR_ROCKER

config ROCKER
tristate "Rocker switch driver (EXPERIMENTAL)"
- depends on PCI && NET_SWITCHDEV
+ depends on PCI && NET_SWITCHDEV && BRIDGE
This driver supports Rocker switch device.