Re: [PATCH] apple-gmux: Fix kconfig dependencies

From: Seth Forshee
Date: Mon Jul 23 2012 - 09:44:26 EST

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 02:30:10PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > I'm looking at Andreas's code for switcharoo support, and something I
> > want to do along with it is make apple-gmux not dependent on backlight
> > support (i.e. you can still build switcharoo support if
> > BACKLIGHT_CLASS_DEVICE is disabled). I'm assuming this patch as a
> > prerequisite. But things do get really monstrously ugly, so if there's a
> > cleaner way to enforce this that I haven't found I'd love to hear about
> > it.
> Why do you want to support that case? One of the problems we have with
> the kernel at present is that it's trivial to come up with non-sensical
> configurations. I can't think of a single case where you'd want the gmux
> support without also having the backlight support code.

Just because there isn't strictly any reason that the switching code
needs to depend on backlight support. But yes, I can't think of a good
reason why anyone would want this configuration. I won't mess with it


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