Re: [PATCH] char: lack of bool string made CONFIG_DEVPORT always on
From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Wed Dec 14 2016 - 04:00:25 EST
On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 2:18 AM, Max <jbires@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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>
> drivers/char/Kconfig | 5 ++++-
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/char/Kconfig b/drivers/char/Kconfig
> index 7ad3127..e8fc493 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"
bool "/dev/port character device" if EXPERT?
> 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.
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