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Date:	Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:22:38 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] Fix build error caused by broken PCH_PTP module

From: Haicheng Li <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:57:38 +0800

> On 09/28/2012 02:46 PM, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Haicheng Li<>
>> Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:41:43 +0800
>>> On 09/28/2012 06:09 AM, David Miller wrote:
>>>> Look at how other people submit patches, do any other patch
>>>> submissions
>>>> look like your's having all of this metadata in the message body:
>>> I'm sorry for it.
>>>> As for this specific patch:
>>>>> -	depends on PTP_1588_CLOCK_PCH
>>>>> +	depends on PTP_1588_CLOCK_PCH = PCH_GBE
>>>> This is not the correct way to ensure that the module'ness of one
>>>> config option meets the module'ness requirements of another.
>>>> The correct way is to say something like "&&   (PCH_GBE || PCH_GBE=n)"
>>> This case is a little bit tricky than usual, with PCH_PTP selected,
>>> the valid config would be either "PTP_1588_CLOCK_PCH=PCH_GBE=m" or
>>> "PTP_1588_CLOCK_PCH=PCH_GBE=y", and PTP_1588_CLOCK_PCH depends on
>>> PCH_GBE.
>> And a simple "&&  PCH_GBE" should accomplish this, no?
> No sir. it's actually same with the original Kconfig (by a if
> PCH_GBE"), it just failed with this config:
>         CONFIG_PCH_GBE=y
>         CONFIG_PCH_PTP=y
>         CONFIG_PTP_1588_CLOCK=m

The correct fix is to make the Kconfig entry for PCH_PTP use
a "select PTP_1588_CLOCK" instead of "depends PTP_1588_CLOCK"

I'll apply this fix.

The is another, extremely convoluted, way to do this, which is
what the SFC driver does which is:

depends on SFC && PTP_1588_CLOCK && !(SFC=y && PTP_1588_CLOCK=m)

but that looks horrible to me.
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