Re: [PATCH 2/2] Enable 'make CONFIG_FOO=y oldconfig'

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Wed Aug 10 2011 - 13:25:44 EST

On Wed, 2011-08-10 at 10:01 -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:15:55 -0400 Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> > Btw, warning about potential missing dependencies are useless[0],
> > user, even kernel hacker do _not_ read them. We spent a few day
> > tracking down a build failure on powerpc triggered because SND_ISA was
> > selected without ISA_DMA_API, a warning was present, but nobody cared
> > about it.
> That one was an anomaly. I usually see them and often send patches
> for them. But granted, most developers just pass over them.

I see that kind of thing as a natural consequence of the whole 'select'
abomination. But that's even *further* off-topic from the original topic
of this thread than Arnaud has already dragged us.

David Woodhouse Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse@xxxxxxxxx Intel Corporation

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