Re: [GIT PULL] char/misc driver patches for 4.4-rc1

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Fri Nov 06 2015 - 09:00:19 EST

Hi Greg,

On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 5:44 PM, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 04, 2015 at 10:43:10PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >
>> > Here is the big char/misc driver update for 4.4-rc1. Lots of different
>> > driver and subsystem updates, hwtracing being the largest with the
>> > addition of some new platforms that are now supported.
>> Hmm. So if you answer 'N' to "System Trace Module devices", it will
>> still ask you about the dummy STM driver, and it will still ask you
>> about doing a console over STM devices.
>> That seems a bit disingenuous, no?

And if you say Y to the latter, it's not even compiled if STM=n...

> Yeah, that's not good, I only tested it with it enabled. I'll go add
> some dependancies to the Kconfig file, as there are none for those
> options, I missed that.

I've already sent a patch to do that, but as get_maintainer didn't report you,
I forgot to CC you. Patch resent by private email.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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