Re: source dependencies cleanup?

Jeff Voskamp [MFCF] (
Tue, 10 Dec 1996 13:17:10 -0500 (EST)

>> From: Michael Elizabeth Chastain <>
>> Hi kernel hackers,
>> In my humble opinion, the dependency stuff should not have any special
>> cases for CONFIG_* or config.h or <config/*.h> or anything at all.
>> Configuration options should be split into more files. One file per
>> option is viable. So is one file per ''.
>> This solves the problem without writing nasty special-case code.

One per sounds real good. Stuff them in include/linux/config/*
and have the current .h suck them all in. Later we can get the source
to use the correct .h file instead of the generic and everything will be
much happier.

It would also be nice if "make oldconfig" didn't stomp on anything that
didn't change. Hmmm, maybe I'll have to look into that.