On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 12:53 +0000, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 01:39:48PM +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > Having just hit a build-break caused by a distro building with
> > PCI_MSI=n, I set out to make it default y for powerpc. Unfortunately
> > that's not possible, because it's in drivers/pci/Kconfig.
> > So is it time to make it default y for everyone? It seems to me having
> > it off is more likely to cause problems than having it on these days,
> > though I'm not sure if that is true for all archs.
> > An arch that really didn't want it default y could conditionally select
> > ARCH_SUPPORTS_MSI, like x86 does already.
> On MIPS the age of MSI only recently started; once single platform (Cavium)
> out of all the many uses it. Cavium does a "select ARCH_SUPPORTS_MSI" but
> not "select PCI_MSI" because not all platform variants actually have PCI.
> We should not give a user a chance to select something wrong in kconfig
> thus automatically as many options for a platform as possible is a good
> thing - after all the kconfig dialog for any given platfrom has become
> painfully long. And we really should have to avoid users having to know
> that the Frobnic 2000 they're trying to upgrade the kernel for requires
> MSI to work ...
Still... select has nasty issues. I think default y is fine here. For
platforms that don't need it, make sure their defconfigs don't have it
Or maybe default y if (X86 || PPC)