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Date:   Mon, 2 Aug 2021 16:37:32 +0200
From:   Arnd Bergmann <>
To:     "G, GurucharanX" <>
Cc:     "Brandeburg, Jesse" <>,
        "Nguyen, Anthony L" <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        "Keller, Jacob E" <>,
        "" <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
        "" <>,
        Kurt Kanzenbach <>,
        "" <>,
        "Saleem, Shiraz" <>,
        Richard Cochran <>
Subject: Re: [Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH] ethernet/intel: fix PTP_1588_CLOCK dependencies

On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 3:10 PM G, GurucharanX <> wrote:
> >
> > From: Arnd Bergmann <>
> >
> > The 'imply' keyword does not do what most people think it does, it only
> > politely asks Kconfig to turn on another symbol, but does not prevent it from
> > being disabled manually or built as a loadable module when the user is built-
> > in. In the ICE driver, the latter now causes a link failure:
> Tested-by: Gurucharan  G <> (A Contingent Worker at Intel)

Sorry for the delay. I had remembered that there was a previous discussion
about that option but couldn't find the thread at first.

I now found

and will add Richard to Cc for my new version as well, just in case he
has objections
to this version and wants to fix it differently.


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