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* [PATCH] net: enable wireless core features with WIRELESS_ALLCONFIG
@ 2019-09-06 18:05 Mark Salyzyn
  2019-09-06 18:31 ` Marcel Holtmann
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Mark Salyzyn @ 2019-09-06 18:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel
  Cc: kernel-team, Mark Salyzyn, Johannes Berg, David S. Miller,
	linux-wireless, netdev, stable

In embedded environments the requirements are to be able to pick and
chose which features one requires built into the kernel.  If an
embedded environment wants to supports loading modules that have been
kbuilt out of tree, there is a need to enable hidden configurations
for core features to provide the API surface for them to load.

Introduce CONFIG_WIRELESS_ALLCONFIG to select all wireless core
features by activating all the hidden configuration options, without
having to specifically select any wireless module(s).

Signed-off-by: Mark Salyzyn <>
Cc: Johannes Berg <>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <>
Cc: # 4.19
 net/wireless/Kconfig | 14 ++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/wireless/Kconfig b/net/wireless/Kconfig
index 67f8360dfcee..0d32350e1729 100644
--- a/net/wireless/Kconfig
+++ b/net/wireless/Kconfig
@@ -17,6 +17,20 @@ config WEXT_SPY
 config WEXT_PRIV
+	bool "allconfig for wireless core"
+	select WEXT_CORE
+	select WEXT_PROC
+	select WEXT_SPY
+	select WEXT_PRIV
+	help
+	  Config option used to enable all the wireless core functionality
+	  used by modules.
+	  If you are not building a kernel to be used for a variety of
+	  out-of-kernel built wireless modules, say N here.
 config CFG80211
 	tristate "cfg80211 - wireless configuration API"
 	depends on RFKILL || !RFKILL

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