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Date:   Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:21:36 +0100
From:   Hans de Goede <hdegoede@...hat.com>
To:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@...ux.intel.com>,
        "David E. Box" <david.e.box@...ux.intel.com>,
        Lee Jones <lee.jones@...aro.org>
Cc:     Andy Shevchenko <andy@...radead.org>,
        Mark Gross <mark.gross@...el.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] platform-drivers-x86 for 5.11-1

Hi,

On 12/16/20 10:21 AM, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 12/16/20 1:17 AM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 4:43 AM Hans de Goede <hdegoede@...hat.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> - New Intel PMT telemetry and crashlog drivers
>>
>> These have _very_ annoying Kconfig setups.
>>
>> First it asks about INTEL_PMT support.
>>
>> If you say no, it then asks about INTEL_PMT_CLASS, INTEL_PMT_TELEMETRY
>> and INTEL_PMT_CRASHLOG support.
> 
> Yeah that is bad, sorry for not spotting that (I answer M/Y everywhere
> so that I at least compile test everything).
> 
>> I've pulled this,
> 
> Thanks.
> 
>> but I really wish the PMT support understood that
>> whole "No means no" thing.
> 
> Agreed. I will make sure to get a fix to you for this sometime
> during the 5.11 cycle.
> 
> Alexander and/or David I believe that the best solution for this
> would be to replace the:
> 
>         select INTEL_PMT_CLASS
> 
> In the INTEL_PMT_TELEMETRY and INTEL_PMT_CRASHLOG Kconfig entries
> with "depends on". Also as a general comment for the future, select
> should typically be used with non-user-selectable options. E.g.
> you could also have made INTEL_PMT_CLASS non-user-selectable by
> changing:
> 
> config INTEL_PMT_CLASS
>         tristate "Intel Platform Monitoring Technology (PMT) Class driver"
> 
> To:
> 
> config INTEL_PMT_CLASS
>         tristate
> 
> Having both INTEL_PMT_CLASS user-selectable and using select on
> it is bad. I believe that in this case changing the 2 "select"-s
> to "depend on"-s is best.

Alexander and/or David can you please write and submit a fix for this soon?

Thanks & Regards,

Hans

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