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Date:	Mon, 3 Sep 2012 14:55:20 -0700
From:	Joe Millenbach <jmillenbach@...il.com>
To:	jslaby@...e.cz
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	Alan Cox <alan@...ux.intel.com>, linux-serial@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>,
	team-fjord@...glegroups.com
Subject: Re: [PATCHv2] tty: Added a CONFIG_TTY option to allow removal of TTY

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Jiri Slaby <jslaby@...e.cz> wrote:
> On 09/03/2012 11:24 PM, Joe Millenbach wrote:
>> I do not have a Power PC system to test on
>
> Neither do I. But that is no excuse to break it. There are
> cross-compilers for instance.

True.  I was not saying I should leave it, only why I did not catch it
sooner and was asking for a better way.

>> so during my testing I did
>> not notice that option would need TTY also.  Thanks for pointing that
>> out.  Before I spin a new patch is there anything else I should add?
>> I do not know of a way for me to easily test all the different CPU
>> specific configurations on my x86 based machines.
>
> Basically everything that does alloc_tty_driver...
>
> You should minimize the risk of breaking !TTY builds (randconfig for
> example) on other arches as much as possible. I'm not trying to force
> you to do allmodconfig minus TTY on all arches, but at least do 'git
> grep' thoroughly.
>
> thanks,
> --
> js
> suse labs

Perfect, I'll go through this list and make sure I've handled all of them.

Thanks for your time,
Joe
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