Re: [PATCH] macsec: fix crypto Kconfig dependency

From: Stephen Rothwell
Date: Mon Apr 18 2016 - 17:45:03 EST

Hi Dave,

On Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:43:16 -0400 (EDT) David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:43:36 +0800
> > Right, the problem is that nothing within crypto ever selects
> > CRYPTO since it's also used as a way of hiding the crypto menu
> > options.
> As far as I understand it, this won't help. Because selects do not
> trigger other selects and dependencies.

My understanding is that selects trigger other selects, but do not
honour dependencies. So, in general, you should not select a symbol
that has dependencies (unless you also have the same dependencies or
select those dependencies).

Stephen Rothwell