Fix Micrel KSZ8842 Kconfig description

Submitted by Andreas Mohr on Aug. 21, 2009, 10:20 a.m.

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Message ID 20090821102033.GA26577@rhlx01.hs-esslingen.de
State Superseded
Delegated to: David Miller
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Andreas Mohr Aug. 21, 2009, 10:20 a.m.
Hi,

when doing a "make oldconfig" recently, non-descriptive item "Micrel KSZ8842"
came up, and when I hit "?" to get more info, all I got was a tight-lipped
"This platform driver is for Micrel KSZ8842 chip.".
I don't need to know whether this is a platform driver or not, I want to
know _what_ the h*ll this thing does, to quickly decide
(and then get on with handling the other 150 upcoming config items)
whether the machine I'm running oldconfig on might actually have this
particular metal-pinned beast soldered somewhere or not.

Thanks,

Andreas Mohr

Signed-off-by: Andreas Mohr <andi@lisas.de>

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Comments

Richard Ršöjfors Aug. 21, 2009, 10:36 a.m.
Andreas Mohr wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> when doing a "make oldconfig" recently, non-descriptive item "Micrel KSZ8842"
> came up, and when I hit "?" to get more info, all I got was a tight-lipped
> "This platform driver is for Micrel KSZ8842 chip.".

I see your pain

> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Andreas Mohr
> 
> Signed-off-by: Andreas Mohr <andi@lisas.de>
> 
> --- linux-2.6.31-rc6/drivers/net/Kconfig.orig	2009-08-21 12:00:31.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.6.31-rc6/drivers/net/Kconfig	2009-08-21 12:09:13.000000000 +0200
> @@ -1727,7 +1727,8 @@ config KS8842
>  	tristate "Micrel KSZ8842"
>  	depends on HAS_IOMEM
>  	help
> -	  This platform driver is for Micrel KSZ8842 chip.
> +	  This platform driver is for Micrel KSZ8842 / KS8842
> +	  2-port ethernet switch chip (managed, VLAN, QoS, PCI-based).

Remove "PCI-based"

This is a platform device, it is not PCI based.
The KS8842 can sit behind PCI, ISA or VLB, this driver basically 
supports the ISA mappings.

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--- linux-2.6.31-rc6/drivers/net/Kconfig.orig	2009-08-21 12:00:31.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.31-rc6/drivers/net/Kconfig	2009-08-21 12:09:13.000000000 +0200
@@ -1727,7 +1727,8 @@  config KS8842
 	tristate "Micrel KSZ8842"
 	depends on HAS_IOMEM
 	help
-	  This platform driver is for Micrel KSZ8842 chip.
+	  This platform driver is for Micrel KSZ8842 / KS8842
+	  2-port ethernet switch chip (managed, VLAN, QoS, PCI-based).
 
 config KS8851
        tristate "Micrel KS8851 SPI"