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Date:	Mon, 7 May 2007 15:46:08 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Roman Zippel <>
To:	Jeff Garzik <>
cc:	Krzysztof Halasa <>,
	Russell King <>,
	lkml <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] WAN Kconfig: change "depends on HDLC" to "select"


On Mon, 7 May 2007, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> > select seriously screws with the dependencies, it's especially problematic
> > if the selected symbol has other dependencies as HDLC in this case, it makes
> > it only more complicated to get the dependencies correct again.
> > Please use it only if it solves a real problem.
> What he's doing is the standard way to deal with library-style code. Nothing
> wrong with the patch, it's continuing established methods.

select was never meant as autoconfiguration tool. It can't be said often 
enough: select seriously screws with the dependencies, _please_ don't use 
it as a simple depends replacement.
HDLC doesn't really look like simple library code, what's up with all the 
HDLC_* options?

bye, Roman
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