Re: [PATCH net-next v2] ethernet/intel: fix PTP_1588_CLOCK dependencies

From: Richard Cochran
Date: Mon Aug 02 2021 - 20:03:20 EST

On Mon, Aug 02, 2021 at 11:45:09PM +0000, Keller, Jacob E wrote:
> Ok, so basically: if any driver that needs PTP core is on, PTP core is on, with no way to disable it.

Right. Some MAC drivers keep the PTP stuff under a second Kconfig option.

IIRC, we (davem and netdev) decided not to do that going forwards. If
a MAC has PTP features, then users will sure want it enabled.

So, let the MACs use "depends" or "select" PTP core. I guess that
"select" is more user friendly.

And Posix timers: never disable this. After all, who wants an
embedded system without timer_create()? Seriously?