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Re: [PATCH 04/14] OF: pinctrl: MIPS: lantiq: implement lantiq/xway pinct

To: Stephen Warren <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 04/14] OF: pinctrl: MIPS: lantiq: implement lantiq/xway pinctrl support
From: John Crispin <>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2012 17:39:35 +0200
Cc: Linus Walleij <>,,, Ralf Baechle <>
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>> I don't think anyone else is going to want to compile
>> this.
> This Kconfig option is selected by the ARCH Kconfig, so only selected at
> the right time. The user won't get prompted for it since there's no
> string after "bool". I think this is OK. Tegra's pinctrl Kconfig option
> doesn't have any "depends ARCH_TEGRA" here either, although I note that
> many other pinctrl drivers do.


I guess it makes it more apparent, that the symbol is specific to a
arch/soc. Tegra is a well known SoC, so its easy to figure out what the
codes purpose is. Other files might not be that easy to guess.

For the Lantiq SoC to function normally we need to always load these
drivers. PINTCTRL_LANTIQ has some generic functions and
PINTCTRL_LANTIQ_XWAY holds the code specific to the XWAY SoC. (i have a
patch in the local queue to add FALCON SoC support, giving

How about we do the following.

config LANTIQ
        select PINCTRL

        def_bool y
        depends on LANTIQ

        def_bool y
        depends on SOC_TYPE_XWAY

This would auto select the right symbols, have all the dependency logic
in 1 place and reduce the size of arch/mips/lantiq/Kconfig


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