Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] serial: 8250: SERIAL_8250_FSL should not default to y when compile-testing
From: Johan Hovold
Date: Fri Sep 24 2021 - 10:10:44 EST
On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 09:12:30AM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Commit b1442c55ce8977aa ("serial: 8250: extend compile-test coverage")
> added compile-test support to the Freescale 16550 driver. However, as
> SERIAL_8250_FSL is an invisible symbol, merely enabling compile-testing
> now enables this driver.
> Fix this by dropping the COMPILE_TEST default again, but making the
> SERIAL_8250_FSL symbol visible instead.
> Fixes: b1442c55ce8977aa ("serial: 8250: extend compile-test coverage")
> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@xxxxxxxxx>
> - Split in two parts.
I realised that we can do better than this. I've prepared a patch that
preserves the old behaviour of always enabling the option on platforms
that may need it while also not enabling it by default when compile
Note that SERIAL_8250_FSL only enables a workaround for an erratum in
the Freescale UARTs in the 8250 driver (leaving the later added ACPI
support aside) and we shouldn't make it easier to disable it by mistake.
> drivers/tty/serial/8250/Kconfig | 7 +++++--
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/Kconfig b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/Kconfig
> index 808268edd2e82a45..0af96f3adab517f6 100644
> --- a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/Kconfig
> @@ -361,9 +361,12 @@ config SERIAL_8250_BCM2835AUX
> If unsure, say N.
> config SERIAL_8250_FSL
> - bool
> + bool "Freescale 16550-style UART support (8250 based driver)"
> depends on SERIAL_8250_CONSOLE
> - default PPC || ARM || ARM64 || COMPILE_TEST
> + default PPC || ARM || ARM64
> + help
> + Selecting this option will add support for the 16550-style serial
> + port hardware found on Freescale SoCs.
> config SERIAL_8250_DW
> tristate "Support for Synopsys DesignWare 8250 quirks"