Re: [PATCH] ACPI: remove unused ACPI_PROCFS Kconfig param

From: Paul Bolle
Date: Mon Oct 28 2013 - 04:28:00 EST

On Mon, 2013-10-28 at 07:22 +0100, Michael Opdenacker wrote:
> [...] CONFIG_ACPI_PROCFS is no longer used anywhere, neither in
> Makefiles nor in the source code. ACPI_PROCFS isn't event used in
> Kconfig files as an intermediate dependency.
> What I deduce from that is that even if you set CONFIG_ACPI_PROCFS=y in
> the kernel configuration, this will have no impact at all.

About half a year ago I noticed that this Kconfig symbol is unused since
v2.6.38 [0]. As, apparently, nothing has changed it is currently unused
for over two and a half years.

I still don't really understand the purpose of this symbol. But whatever
it is, it might as well be dropped. If it's ever needed again it could
be re-added. Or, perhaps, an entirely different approach could be used
to accomplish what that symbol is supposed to do.

Paul Bolle


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