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Date:   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 07:56:31 +0200
From:   Andrzej Hajda <>
To:     "Life is hard, and then you die" <>
Cc:     Dmitry Torokhov <>,
        Henrik Rydberg <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Inki Dae <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Lukas Wunner <>,
        Federico Lorenzi <>,
        Laurent Pinchart <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 1/2] drm/bridge: sil_sii8620: make remote control

On 16.04.2019 01:24, Life is hard, and then you die wrote:
>   Hi Andrzej,
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 10:58:09AM +0200, Andrzej Hajda wrote:
>> On 15.04.2019 10:12, Ronald Tschalär wrote:
>>> commit d6abe6df706c (drm/bridge: sil_sii8620: do not have a dependency
>>> of RC_CORE) changed the driver to select both RC_CORE and INPUT.
>>> However, this causes problems with other drivers, in particular an input
>>> driver that depends on MFD_INTEL_LPSS_PCI (to be added in a separate
>>> commit):
>>>   drivers/clk/Kconfig:9:error: recursive dependency detected!
>>>   drivers/clk/Kconfig:9:        symbol COMMON_CLK is selected by MFD_INTEL_LPSS
>>>   drivers/mfd/Kconfig:566:      symbol MFD_INTEL_LPSS is selected by MFD_INTEL_LPSS_PCI
>>>   drivers/mfd/Kconfig:580:      symbol MFD_INTEL_LPSS_PCI is implied by KEYBOARD_APPLESPI
>>>   drivers/input/keyboard/Kconfig:73:    symbol KEYBOARD_APPLESPI depends on INPUT
>>>   drivers/input/Kconfig:8:      symbol INPUT is selected by DRM_SIL_SII8620
>>>   drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/Kconfig:83:    symbol DRM_SIL_SII8620 depends on DRM_BRIDGE
>>>   drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/Kconfig:1:     symbol DRM_BRIDGE is selected by DRM_PL111
>>>   drivers/gpu/drm/pl111/Kconfig:1:      symbol DRM_PL111 depends on COMMON_CLK
>>> According to the docs and general consensus, select should only be used
>>> for non user-visible symbols, but both RC_CORE and INPUT are
>>> user-visible. Furthermore almost all other references to INPUT
>>> throughout the kernel config are depends, not selects. For this reason
>>> the first part of this change reverts commit d6abe6df706c.
>>> In order to address the original reason for commit d6abe6df706c, namely
>>> that not all boards use the remote controller functionality and hence
>>> should not need have to deal with RC_CORE, the second part of this
>>> change now makes the remote control support in the driver optional and
>>> contingent on RC_CORE being defined. And with this the hard dependency
>>> on INPUT also goes away as that is only needed if RC_CORE is defined
>>> (which in turn already depends on INPUT).
>>> CC: Inki Dae <>
>>> CC: Andrzej Hajda <>
>>> CC: Laurent Pinchart <>
>>> CC: Dmitry Torokhov <>
>>> Signed-off-by: Ronald Tschalär <>
>> Reviewed-by: Andrzej Hajda <>
> Thanks for your reviews!
>> If there are no objections I will take it to drm-misc tomorrow.
> This brings us back to the discussion started in response to the first
> version of my patch (see
> To recap: the problem is that the applespi patch depends on this patch
> here, as make-config will break as described above otherwise. So if
> this patch is submitted through drm-misc, then it's unclear to me how
> to ensure that the two patches make it upstream in proper order,
> unless the applespi patch is also upstreamed through drm-misc, or the
> Kconfig for applespi is (temporarily) modified to not trigger the
> config error and another patch is later submitted to fix the Kconfig
> again (which seems somewhat ugly to me). Assuming that consensus is to
> merge both patches through one tree, then it would seem that because
> this patch here is relatively small that maybe it could be merged
> through the input tree along with the applespi patch?

Oh, I have forgot. Please take it then via input tree.



>   Cheers,
>   Ronald

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