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* [intel-net] ice: remove unnecessary CONFIG_ICE_GNSS
@ 2023-02-22 22:35 ` Jacob Keller
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 10+ messages in thread
From: Jacob Keller @ 2023-02-22 22:35 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Intel Wired LAN
  Cc: netdev, Jacob Keller, Linus Torvalds, Arkadiusz Kubalewski,
	Alexander Lobakin, Jakub Kicinski, Anthony Nguyen

CONFIG_ICE_GNSS was added by commit c7ef8221ca7d ("ice: use GNSS subsystem
instead of TTY") as a way to allow the ice driver to optionally support
GNSS features without forcing a dependency on CONFIG_GNSS.

The original implementation of that commit at [1] used IS_REACHABLE. This
was rejected by Olek at [2] with the suggested implementation of

Eventually after merging, Linus reported a .config which had
CONFIG_ICE_GNSS = y when both GNSS = n and ICE = n. This confused him and
he felt that the config option was not useful, and commented about it at

CONFIG_ICE_GNSS is defined to y whenever GNSS = ICE. This results in it
being set in cases where both options are not enabled.

The goal of CONFIG_ICE_GNSS is to ensure that the GNSS support in the ice
driver is enabled when GNSS is enabled, while ensuring that ICE = y and
GNSS = m don't break.

The complaint from Olek about the original IS_REACHABLE was due to the
required IS_REACHABLE checks throughout the ice driver code and the fact
that ice_gnss.c was compiled regardless of GNSS support.

This can be fixed in the Makefile by using ice-$(CONFIG_GNSS) += ice_gnss.o

If GNSS = m, then this will add ice_gnss.o to ice-m, which will be ignored
if we're not compiling ice as a module, and thus we will skip compiling
GNSS code just as with CONFIG_ICE_GNSS.

Drop CONFIG_ICE_GNSS, and replace the IS_ENABLED checks for it with
IS_REACHABLE checks for GNSS. Update the Makefile to add the ice_gnss.o
object based on CONFIG_GNSS.

This works on my system to ensure that GNSS support is optionally included
without any need for additional config options, and it works correctly in
at least the following configurations:


This solution should resolve the complains Olek made regarding compilation
of ice_gnss.o and additional unnecessary IS_REACHABLE checks, while also
avoiding extra config flags.


Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Jacob Keller <>
Fixes: c7ef8221ca7d ("ice: use GNSS subsystem instead of TTY")
Acked-by: Arkadiusz Kubalewski <>
Acked-by: Alexander Lobakin <>
Cc: Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc: Anthony Nguyen <>

I'm sending to both Intel-wired-lan and netdev lists since this was
discussed publicly on the netdev list. I'm not sure how we want to queue it
up, so I currently have it tagged as intel-net to go through Tony's IWL
tree. I'm happy however it gets pulled. I believe this is the best solution
as the total number of #ifdefs is the same as with CONFIG_ICE_GNSS, as is
the Makefile line. As far as I can tell the Kbuild just does the right thing
here so there is no need for an additional flag.

I'm happy to respin with a "depends" check if we think the flag has other

 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/Kconfig        | 3 ---
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/Makefile   | 2 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_gnss.h | 4 ++--
 3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/Kconfig b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/Kconfig
index a3c84bf05e44..3facb55b7161 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/Kconfig
@@ -337,9 +337,6 @@ config ICE_HWTS
 	  the PTP clock driver precise cross-timestamp ioctl
-config ICE_GNSS
-	def_bool GNSS = y || GNSS = ICE
 config FM10K
 	tristate "Intel(R) FM10000 Ethernet Switch Host Interface Support"
 	default n
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/Makefile b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/Makefile
index f269952d207d..5d89392f969b 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/Makefile
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/Makefile
@@ -47,4 +47,4 @@ ice-$(CONFIG_DCB) += ice_dcb.o ice_dcb_nl.o ice_dcb_lib.o
 ice-$(CONFIG_RFS_ACCEL) += ice_arfs.o
 ice-$(CONFIG_XDP_SOCKETS) += ice_xsk.o
 ice-$(CONFIG_ICE_SWITCHDEV) += ice_eswitch.o
-ice-$(CONFIG_ICE_GNSS) += ice_gnss.o
+ice-$(CONFIG_GNSS) += ice_gnss.o
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_gnss.h b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_gnss.h
index 31db0701d13f..d453987492f0 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_gnss.h
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_gnss.h
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@ struct gnss_serial {
 	struct list_head queue;
 void ice_gnss_init(struct ice_pf *pf);
 void ice_gnss_exit(struct ice_pf *pf);
 bool ice_gnss_is_gps_present(struct ice_hw *hw);
@@ -56,5 +56,5 @@ static inline bool ice_gnss_is_gps_present(struct ice_hw *hw)
 	return false;
 #endif /* _ICE_GNSS_H_ */

base-commit: 5b7c4cabbb65f5c469464da6c5f614cbd7f730f2

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2023-02-23 22:55   ` Jacob Keller
2023-02-23 22:55     ` [Intel-wired-lan] " Jacob Keller
2023-02-24  0:13     ` Jakub Kicinski
2023-02-24  0:13       ` [Intel-wired-lan] " Jakub Kicinski
2023-02-24  0:32       ` Jacob Keller
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