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Date:	Wed, 12 Sep 2007 09:25:04 -0400 (EDT)
From:	"Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@...dspring.com>
To:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
cc:	romieu@...zoreil.com
Subject: dscc4.c tests for "#ifndef MODULE" even though it must be modular


  from drivers/net/wan/dscc4.c:

=====
#ifndef MODULE
static int __init dscc4_setup(char *str)
{
        int *args[] = { &debug, &quartz, NULL }, **p = args;

        while (*p && (get_option(&str, *p) == 2))
                p++;
        return 1;
}

__setup("dscc4.setup=", dscc4_setup);
#endif
=====

  but from drivers/net/wan/Kconfig:

...
config DSCC4
        tristate "Etinc PCISYNC serial board support"
        depends on HDLC && PCI && m
...

  if i read this correctly, doesn't the depends on of "&& m" mean that
that Kconfig selection can be *at most* modular, so that that
preprocessor conditional can never be satisfied?  a quick test under
"make menuconfig" seems to confirm that.

  besides, the kernel parm being defined in that call to __setup()
really violates the spirit of defining kernel parms. :-)

rday
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