[Intel-gfx] linux-next: Tree for Mar 29 (i915, no ACPI)

Jani Nikula jani.nikula at linux.intel.com
Tue Apr 2 12:29:09 UTC 2019

On Fri, 29 Mar 2019, Randy Dunlap <rdunlap at infradead.org> wrote:
> On 3/28/19 8:18 PM, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Changes since 20190328:
>> The pidfd tree lost its build failures.
> on x86_64, when # CONFIG_ACPI is not set/enabled:
> ld: drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_panel.o: in function `intel_backlight_device_register':
> intel_panel.c:(.text+0x2c49): undefined reference to `backlight_device_register'
> ld: drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_panel.o: in function `intel_backlight_device_unregister':
> intel_panel.c:(.text+0x2d01): undefined reference to `backlight_device_unregister'
> Full randconfig file is attached.

# CONFIG_ACPI is not set


config DRM_I915
	# ...

The above pretty much sums it up. It's been reported before, the
earliest I could find was [1].

I've previously suggested patches that would make backlight a dependency
instead of selecting it, in line with [2]. However we can't do that in
i915 alone without recursive dependencies, and changing all backlight
users was met with opposition because "select is convenient".

Maybe I'll look at this one of these days, but don't hold your breath.


[1] http://mid.mail-archive.com/CA+r1ZhhmT4DrWtf6MbRQo5EqXwx+LxCqh15Vsu_d9WpftLhnxw@mail.gmail.com

[2] Documentation/kbuild/kconfig-language.txt "In general use select
    only for non-visible symbols (no prompts anywhere) and for symbols
    with no dependencies."

Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Graphics Center

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