Re: /drivers/char/Kconfig Bug Kernel Patch
From: Josh Triplett
Date: Tue Dec 13 2016 - 17:46:57 EST
> From c4a21c2ac0c587094000a3daeb13eec6056dc63f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Max <jbires@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:16:47 -0800
> Subject: [PATCH] char: lack of bool string made CONFIG_DEVPORT always on
> Without a bool string present, using "# CONFIG_DEVPORT is not set" in
> defconfig files would not actually unset devport. This ensured that
> /dev/port was always on, but there are reasons a user may wish to disable
> it (smaller kernel, attack surface reduction) if it's not being used. Adding
> a message here in order to make this user visible.
> Signed-off-by: Max Bires <jbires@xxxxxxxxxx>
This patch seems reasonable to me.
> drivers/char/Kconfig | 5 ++++-
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/char/Kconfig b/drivers/char/Kconfig
> index 7ad3127..70e626c 100644
> --- a/drivers/char/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/char/Kconfig
> @@ -589,10 +589,13 @@ config TELCLOCK
> controlling the behavior of this hardware.
> config DEVPORT
> - bool
> + bool "/dev/port character device"
> depends on !M68K
> depends on ISA || PCI
> default y
> + help
> + Say Y here if you want to support the /dev/port device. The
> + /dev/port device is similar to /dev/mem, but for I/O ports.
> config DCC_TTY
> tristate "DCC tty driver"