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Date:   Thu, 14 May 2020 23:40:36 +0200
From:   Arnd Bergmann <>
To:     Sasha Levin <>
Cc:     "" <>,
        "# 3.4.x" <>,
        Clay McClure <>,
        Richard Cochran <>,
        Nicolas Pitre <>,
        Grygorii Strashko <>,
        Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Networking <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.6 30/62] net: Make PTP-specific drivers depend
 on PTP_1588_CLOCK

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 8:52 PM Sasha Levin <> wrote:
> From: Clay McClure <>
> [ Upstream commit b6d49cab44b567b3e0a5544b3d61e516a7355fad ]
> Commit d1cbfd771ce8 ("ptp_clock: Allow for it to be optional") changed
> all PTP-capable Ethernet drivers from `select PTP_1588_CLOCK` to `imply
> PTP_1588_CLOCK`, "in order to break the hard dependency between the PTP
> clock subsystem and ethernet drivers capable of being clock providers."

I don't think this one should be backported unless 3a9dd3ecb207 ("kconfig:
make 'imply' obey the direct dependency") is already backported to v5.6
(which I don't think it should either).


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