Re: [PATCH] drivers: Let several drivers depends on HAS_IOMEM for 'devm_ioremap_resource'

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Sun Jul 13 2014 - 10:04:10 EST

Am 13.07.2014 15:56, schrieb Lars-Peter Clausen:
> On 07/13/2014 03:40 PM, Richard Weinberger wrote:
>> Am 13.07.2014 15:26, schrieb Lars-Peter Clausen:
>>> On 07/13/2014 11:45 AM, Richard Weinberger wrote:
>>>> Am 13.07.2014 11:27, schrieb Lennox Wu:
>>>>> As I said before, some configurations don't make sense.
>>>> If such a configuration can be achieved using allmod/yesconfig it has to be fixed.
>>>> Chen's fixes seem reasonable as not all architectures support iomem.
>>> Maybe we should stub out ioremap() and friends when COMPILE_TEST is enabled to avoid these linker errors. That's in my opinion better than turning most of the 'depends on
>>> COMPILE_TEST' into 'depends on COMPILE_TEST && HAS_IOMEM'. The issue comes up quite a lot and it is often overlooked when adding a driver that can be build when COMPILE_TEST is
>>> enabled.
>> And what should this stub do?
>> Except calling BUG()...
> return NULL;
> It's for compile testing, it's not meant to work at runtime.

Hm, I really don't like the idea of having a non-working kernel.
IMHO either it should build _and_ run and nothing else.
Greg, what do you think?

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