[PATCH] drivers: depend on instead of select BACKLIGHT_CLASS_DEVICE and ACPI_VIDEO

Jani Nikula jani.nikula at intel.com
Wed Oct 29 18:54:36 AEDT 2014

On Wed, 29 Oct 2014, Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-10-28 at 13:29 -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>> On 10/27/14 06:13, Tomi Valkeinen wrote:
>> > I also think the 'depends on BACKLIGHT_CLASS_DEVICE ||
>> > BACKLIGHT_CLASS_DEVICE=n' pattern is quite... interesting (i.e. sounds
>> > like a hack to me =).
>> It does exactly what is needed and it is used in many places in kernel
>> Kconfig files.
> Is there any reason you can't do:
>   depends on BACKLIGHT_CLASS_DEVICE != m

That's not the same thing. The FOO || FOO=n allows for all options, but
forbids it being a module when the option depending on it is
built-in. Obviously something that's built-in can't depend on something
built as a module.


Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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