On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 8:57 PM Alastair D'Silva <alastair(a)au1.ibm.com> wrote:
On Fri, 2019-11-08 at 08:10 +0100, Frederic Barrat wrote:
> Le 25/10/2019 à 06:47, Alastair D'Silva a écrit :
> > From: Alastair D'Silva <alastair(a)d-silva.org>
> > Enable OpenCAPI Storage Class Memory driver on bare metal
> > Signed-off-by: Alastair D'Silva <alastair(a)d-silva.org>
> > ---
> > arch/powerpc/configs/powernv_defconfig | 4 ++++
> > 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> > diff --git a/arch/powerpc/configs/powernv_defconfig
> > b/arch/powerpc/configs/powernv_defconfig
> > index 6658cceb928c..45c0eff94964 100644
> > --- a/arch/powerpc/configs/powernv_defconfig
> > +++ b/arch/powerpc/configs/powernv_defconfig
> > @@ -352,3 +352,7 @@ CONFIG_KVM_BOOK3S_64=m
> > CONFIG_KVM_BOOK3S_64_HV=m
> > CONFIG_VHOST_NET=m
> > CONFIG_PRINTK_TIME=y
> > +CONFIG_OCXL_SCM=m
> > +CONFIG_DEV_DAX=y
> > +CONFIG_DEV_DAX_PMEM=y
This specific line is not needed since DEV_DAX_PMEM already defaults to DEV_DAX.
> > +CONFIG_FS_DAX=y
> If this really the intent or do we want to activate DAX only if
> CONFIG_OCXL_SCM is enabled?
We had a bit of a play around with reworking this the other day.
Putting them in as depends didn't make sense, as they are "soft"
dependancies - the driver works and you can do some things without DAX.
Adding them as selects was rejected as selecting symbols that can also
be manually select is discouraged.
We ended up going full circle and adding them back to the defconfig.
This dovetails with a suggestion Dave made a while back . Given all
the pieces that need to be turned on to have a "feature complete"
persistent memory enabled build it would be nice to have general
config symbols that go and select all the necessary dependencies for
DAX, and let the rest happen by default.