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Date:   Mon, 2 Aug 2021 09:49:07 -0700
From:   Richard Cochran <>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:     Nicolas Pitre <>,
        Jesse Brandeburg <>,
        Tony Nguyen <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Jacob Keller <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Kurt Kanzenbach <>,
        Shiraz Saleem <>,
        Dave Ertman <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2] ethernet/intel: fix PTP_1588_CLOCK

On Mon, Aug 02, 2021 at 04:59:33PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

> This is a recurring problem in many drivers, and we have discussed
> it several times befores, without reaching a consensus. I'm providing
> a link to the previous email thread for reference, which discusses
> some related problems, though I can't find what reasons there were
> against the approach with the extra Kconfig dependency.

Quoting myself in the thread from 12 Nov 2020:

   This whole "implies" thing turned out to be a colossal PITA.

   I regret the fact that it got merged.  It wasn't my idea.

This whole thing came about because Nicolas Pitre wanted to make PHC
core support into a module and also to be able to remove dynamic posix
clock support for tinification.  It has proved to be a never ending
source of confusion.

Let's restore the core functionality and remove "implies" for good.


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