Re: [PATCH] spi: sirf: add reset controller dependency

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon Feb 23 2015 - 17:01:35 EST

On Saturday 21 February 2015 18:44:58 Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 04:01:29PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > So the stubs are provided for all functions except device_reset() and
> > reset_control_get(), and drivers using the API need to either call the
> > stubbed-out _optional() versions of these functions or have the explicit
> > dependency.
> In that case a dependency seems wrong, I'd expect to see a select - it's
> a bit obscure to have to grovel around to figure out what magic options
> are needed to make things turn on and resets feel more like a utility
> thing than a control bus (which tend to be the things we depend on).
> Dunno, perhaps I'm wrong?

Mixing 'select' and 'depends on' causes recursive dependencies, and
there are already lots of drivers that do 'depends on RESET_CONTROLLER'.

Most users of this symbol seem to follow the strategy of selecting
RESET_CONTROLLER when a driver is there to provide the functionality,
but depending on it when a driver uses it. We are however a bit
inconsistent here and it would be nice to clean it up.

In this particular patch, I'm just following what others do.

We should probably 'select ARCH_HAS_RESET_CONTROLLER' unconditionally
for ARM ARCH_MULTIPLATFORM, as it's a bit silly to select both

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