path: root/drivers/mtd/devices
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authorArtem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com>2013-03-14 13:27:40 +0200
committerDavid Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com>2013-04-05 13:16:54 +0100
commit660685d9d1b4730f0b5ca97fa95f272f99c63bce (patch)
tree564d8e27ffc6059c1b39843cdea6a457afaaaba7 /drivers/mtd/devices
parentcb70783c65c2eb1b4593fc0b285ddd6d38499185 (diff)
mtd: merge mtdchar module with mtdcore
The MTD subsystem has historically tried to be as configurable as possible. The side-effect of this is that its configuration menu is rather large, and we are gradually shrinking it. For example, we recently merged partitions support with the mtdcore. This patch does the next step - it merges the mtdchar module to mtdcore. And in this case this is not only about eliminating too fine-grained separation and simplifying the configuration menu. This is also about eliminating seemingly useless kernel module. Indeed, mtdchar is a module that allows user-space making use of MTD devices via /dev/mtd* character devices. If users do not enable it, they simply cannot use MTD devices at all. They cannot read or write the flash contents. Is it a sane and useful setup? I believe not. And everyone just enables mtdchar. Having mtdchar separate is also a little bit harmful. People sometimes miss the fact that they need to enable an additional configuration option to have user-space MTD interfaces, and then they wonder why on earth the kernel does not allow using the flash? They spend time asking around. Thus, let's just get rid of this module and make it part of mtd core. Note, mtdchar had additional configuration option to enable OTP interfaces, which are present on some flashes. I removed that option as well - it saves a really tiny amount space. [dwmw2: Strictly speaking, you can mount file systems on MTD devices just fine without the mtdchar (or mtdblock) devices; you just can't do other manipulations directly on the underlying device. But still I agree that it makes sense to make this unconditional. And Yay! we get to kill off an instance of checking CONFIG_foo_MODULE, which is an abomination that should never happen.] Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/mtd/devices')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/mtd/devices/Kconfig b/drivers/mtd/devices/Kconfig
index ec4a2cc3e9b..2a4d55e4b36 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/devices/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/mtd/devices/Kconfig
@@ -71,7 +71,6 @@ config MTD_DATAFLASH_WRITE_VERIFY
bool "DataFlash OTP support (Security Register)"
depends on MTD_DATAFLASH
- select HAVE_MTD_OTP
Newer DataFlash chips (revisions C and D) support 128 bytes of
one-time-programmable (OTP) data. The first half may be written