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Date:   Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:21:27 +0200
From:   "Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult" <lkml@...ux.net>
To:     Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>,
        linux-gpio@...r.kernel.org,
        Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@...aro.org>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] pinctrl: remove unneeded #ifdef around declarations

On 13.06.19 03:55, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> What is the point in surrounding the whole of declarations with
> ifdef like this?
> 
>   #ifdef CONFIG_FOO
>   int foo(void);
>   #endif
> 
> If CONFIG_FOO is not defined, all callers of foo() will fail
> with implicit declaration errors since the top Makefile adds
> -Werror-implicit-function-declaration to KBUILD_CFLAGS.
> 
> This breaks the build earlier when you are doing something wrong.
> That's it.

hmm, in general I like the idea of breaking the build as early as
possible. depending on your available cpu power, a kernel build can
take a while, and it could be a huge waste of time when having to
wait for link stage, just to find out about missing functions.

@linus: what's your oppinion ?


--mtx

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