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Date:	Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:45 -0700
From:	Guenter Roeck <>
To:	Anish Bhatt <>,
	Stephen Rothwell <>,
	"" <>
CC:	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	"James E.J. Bottomley" <>
Subject: Re: linux-next: Tree for Sep 19

On 09/19/2014 02:42 PM, Anish Bhatt wrote:
> If you're just bisecting, you probably want my very first commit that started this :
> Essentially, the bnx2 modules would silently disable ipv6 support if ipv6 was
> compiled as a module, but cnic was inbuilt. Then it turned out that the select
> on CNIC would override the tristate for CNIC, causing build failures.
> The fix for CNIC caused introduced recursive dependencies, requiring this :
> which further required this :
> Turns out this was not enough either, requiring this fix :
> and so on and so forth. According to the last message, Randy might be
>   working on a proper fix for this :
> Most of this seems to be that the default configs do not select NET, but select SCSI_FC*
> which used to previously select NET on it's own (via SCSI_NET_LINK), maybe this
> is wrong too ?

Default configurations, as per "make savedefconfig", only record differences to the default.
There will be no "CONFIG_NET=y" in a defconfig if "select NET" configures it automatically.
This is per design to reduce the size of the configuration file. On the downside,
it means that a "simple" change such as "select NET" -> "depends NET" has far reaching


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