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

From: Seth Forshee
Date: Mon Jul 23 2012 - 12:08:37 EST

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 08:28:05AM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On 07/23/2012 06:44 AM, Seth Forshee wrote:
> > 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
> > then.
> then it should be required in Kconfig file(s), not left to
> create build errors.

Of course. There are some build errors right now under certain
configurations with apple-gmux. That's a bug, and the patch I sent fixes
it. I'll test the patches that add switcheroo support for build failures
under relevant configurations, but I'm not expecting any new problems
since vga_switcheroo provides stubs when it's disabled.


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