Re: [PATCH v2] arm64: defconfig: enable EEPROM_AT25 config option

From: Olof Johansson
Date: Mon Oct 17 2016 - 20:04:45 EST

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 4:24 PM, Scott Branden
<scott.branden@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Olof,
> On 16-10-17 02:58 PM, Olof Johansson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 11:51 AM, Scott Branden
>> <scott.branden@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Enable support for on board SPI EEPROM by turning on
>>> CONFIG_EEPROM_AT25. This needs to be on in order to
>>> boot and test the kernel with a static rootfs image
>>> that is not rebuilt everytime the kernel is rebuilt.
>> If we did this for every kernel option we'd get a huge kernel.
>> In general, we've said that static options for what's needed to boot
>> to rootfs (i.e. storage and network drivers for nfsroot) are fine to
>> enable statically.
>> I doubt you need the EEPROM driver to boot to rootfs on your system,
>> so please enable it as a module instead.
>> Look into using config fragments in case you need to modify the
>> options for local builds, it should be a convenient way to have a
>> small delta to apply to fit your internal needs, instead of completely
>> forking the config file.
> Do you allow such config fragments to be upstreamed or do we need to
> maintain these in our tree?

There's no place for them upstream. Maintain locally or in a separate repo.