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Date:	Mon, 07 May 2007 13:56:41 +0200
From:	Krzysztof Halasa <>
To:	Roman Zippel <>
Cc:	Jeff Garzik <>, Russell King <>,
	lkml <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] WAN Kconfig: change "depends on HDLC" to "select"

Roman Zippel <> writes:

>> You don't have to know it's required, you can just select a driver
>> for your hardware, without enabling HDLC first.
> Is this a real problem?

I think the "select" is better.

> Using select you should also consider removing HDLC as visible option and 
> use only select. Mixing depends and selects is generally a bad idea.

It has to stay there for external modules.

It's similar to MII - drivers select MII automatically but you can
turn it on (Y or M) by hand as well.

And you can have HDLC=y and driver=m (and it makes perfect sense).

Actually I can't see any bad idea here.
The original dependency was certainly, uhm, not the best one.
Krzysztof Halasa
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