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Date:	Mon, 02 Jun 2008 18:20:00 -0500
From:	Scott Wood <scottwood@...escale.com>
To:	Kumar Gala <galak@...nel.crashing.org>
CC:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linuxppc-dev@...abs.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] phylib: Don't allow core of phylib to build as a module

Kumar Gala wrote:
> On Jun 2, 2008, at 3:30 PM, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> 
>> Andy Fleming wrote:
>>> I'm partial to the select-it-if-you-need-it paradigm.
>>
>>
>> AFAICS this can all be solved by the platform Kconfig ensuring that 
>> phylib=y
> 
> I don't care for this as it means making sure each platform/board port 
> gets it right.

How is this different from any other kconfig dependency?  It's not too 
hard to scan through your platform code and see what you call...

> I think we'd be better off with a small stub that is 
> always built into the kernel for phy_read/phy_write, etc or the function 
> pointer indirection mechanism.

And then instead of build failures, you'd get a silent runtime failure 
to apply the workaround if phylib is built as a module.

-Scott
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