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* [REPOST PATCH] autofs - make autofs4 Kconfig depend on AUTOFS_FS
@ 2018-05-21  4:21 Ian Kent
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From: Ian Kent @ 2018-05-21  4:21 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Morton
  Cc: linux-fsdevel, autofs mailing list, Randy Dunlap, Kernel Mailing List

Setting AUTOFS_FS and AUTOFS4_FS to y or m results in a compile

It isn't possible to unset one if the other is set because it
introduces a circular dependency.

But adding "depends on AUTOFS_FS = n" will make autofs4 appear
under the autofs entry which should call attention  to it. It
also results in AUTOFS4_FS being removed from .config for any
setting of AUTOFS_FS except n.

Adding a "NOTE" to the AUTOFS4_FS help text will hopefully raise
awareness of the change to smooth the transition.

Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <>
Reported-by: Randy Dunlap <>
Tested-by: Randy Dunlap <>
 fs/autofs4/Kconfig |    8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/autofs4/Kconfig b/fs/autofs4/Kconfig
index 53bc592a250d..2c2fdf989f90 100644
--- a/fs/autofs4/Kconfig
+++ b/fs/autofs4/Kconfig
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
 config AUTOFS4_FS
 	tristate "Kernel automounter version 4 support (also supports v3 and v5)"
 	default n
+	depends on AUTOFS_FS = n
 	  The automounter is a tool to automatically mount remote file systems
 	  on demand. This implementation is partially kernel-based to reduce
@@ -30,3 +31,10 @@ config AUTOFS4_FS
 	  - any "alias autofs autofs4" will need to be removed.
 	  Please configure AUTOFS_FS instead of AUTOFS4_FS from now on.
+	  NOTE: Since the modules autofs and autofs4 use the same file system
+		type name of "autofs" only one can be built. The "depends"
+		above will result in AUTOFS4_FS not appearing in .config for
+		any setting of AUTOFS_FS other than n and AUTOFS4_FS will
+		appear under the AUTOFS_FS entry otherwise which is intended
+		to draw attention to the module rename change.

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