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From: <Narendra.K@dell.com>
To: <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>, <linux-efi@vger.kernel.org>,
	<Mario.Limonciello@dell.com>, <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, <james.morse@arm.com>,
	<mingo@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Ask user input only when CONFIG_X86 or CONFIG_COMPILE_TEST is set to y
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:08:24 +0000
Message-ID: <20191013190813.GA2742@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAMuHMdWALc_hneRaiwQbMWUXe=LnVqU7dkkWibV0cqb8Gc5e0g@mail.gmail.com>

Geert,

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 07:04:15PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
[...]
> > From the discussion in [1] and [2](pasted a part of it above), my understanding
> > of the issue you reported is that 'make oldconfig' asks the user a question for arm64
> > though the EFI_RCI2_TABLE is not relevant for arm64. From the tests,
> > it seemed like adding "depends on X86 || COMPILE_TEST" does not fix the
> > issue, splitting bool into bool + prompt fixes it.
> >
> > Please let me know if I am missing any detail in the issue you reported.
> 
> Adding a "depends on X86 || COMPILE_TEST" should fix the issue, as
> X86 is never set on arm64, nor on any other architecture than X86.
> If COMPILE_TEST=y, it's normal expected behavior to show the question.

Ok. Thank you for the details. 

> 
> > With the way EFI_RCI2_TABLE is currently defined, my understanding is
> > that 'make oldconfig' does not set the EFI_RCI2_TABLE to 'y' by default
> > on arm64, but it asks the user the question. User has to say 'y' if he
> > wants it to be set to 'y', else by default 'n' is set. This behavior is
> > as expected.
> 
> If the option doesn't make sense on arm64 (more broadly: on non-X86),
> it should depend on X86 || COMPILE_TEST, to avoid spamming the user
> with (zillions of) options that do not matter for his platform.

Ok.

> 
> > > One common approach is to let the Kconfig symbol for the platform (not for
> > > all of X86!) select EFI_RCI2_TABLE.
> > > That way it will be enabled automatically when needed.
> >
> > We did not intend to enable EFI_RCI2_TABLE option by default even on all
> > X86 systems from the begining. As a result, we chose to set it to 'n' by
> > default and added the guidance in 'help' section to say 'y' for Dell EMC
> > PowerEdge systems.
> 
> Good.
> 
> >> > Another approach is to not force the option on, but guide the user towards
> > > enabling it, by adding "default y if <platform_symbol>".
> >
> > As mentioned above, we want to keep the default to n.
> 
> OK.
> 
> > > Without the "|| COMPILE_TEST", you cannot enable compile-testing of
> > > the driver on non-x86 platforms with EFI.
> >
> > Ok. We could keep the check. Could we make it independent of platforms
> > by adding 'defbool y if COMPILE_TEST' ?
> 
> Please don't do that, as it with always enable the driver if COMPILE_TEST=y,
> without providing a way to opt-out for the user.

Ok.

Thank you for the inputs. 

I have submitted the patch with 'depends on X86 || COMPILE_TEST' added to 
the Kconfig file. Could you please help test it on your platform/system to 
verify if the patch works as expected ? 

-- 
With regards,
Narendra K

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Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-02 19:44 Narendra.K
2019-10-09 14:11 ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-10-10 17:47   ` Narendra.K
2019-10-10 18:50     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-10-11  9:43       ` Narendra.K
2019-10-11 10:01         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-10-11 12:55           ` Narendra.K
2019-10-12 17:04             ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-10-13 19:08               ` Narendra.K [this message]

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