Re: linux-2.4.6-pre6: numerous dep_{bool,tristate} $CONFIG_ARCH_xxx bugs

From: Russell King (
Date: Fri Jun 29 2001 - 09:30:36 EST

On Sat, Jun 30, 2001 at 12:21:09AM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> Create arch/ which contains
> define_bool CONFIG_ARCH_i386 n
> define_bool CONFIG_ARCH_ia64 n
> define_bool CONFIG_ARCH_sparc n
> etc., then change each of the arch/xxx/ files to
> source arch/ as their first line first. Still ugly but the
> mainline configs will be much more readable. It also guarantees that
> any future tests on $CONFIG_ARCH_somearch will work, even if the code
> does not use if statements.

I'd rather that we fixed dep_* so that undefined symbols were treated as
'n', just like the makefiles treat undefined symbols.

On ARM, we have a lot of CONFIG_ARCH_* variables (which yes, I know, should
be CONFIG_MACH_*, but its too late to change it now), and cluttering up the
place with lots of if ... then fi stuff is much less readable than the
dep_* stuff.

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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