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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 3/3] arm64: defconfig: Enable CRYPTO_DEV_FSL_CAAM
On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 12:25 PM Fabio Estevam <festevam@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Adam,
>
> On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 10:07 AM Adam Ford <aford173@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Out of curiosity, what is the rule for when things are 'm' vs 'y'?
> >
> > In the Code Aurora repo, it is set to 'y' and the mainline kernel for
> > the i.MX6/7, the imx_v6_v7_defconfig is also set to 'y' which is why I
> > used 'y' here.
> >
> > I can do a V3 to address the other items you noted, but I want to
> > understand the rules about the defconfig so I don't make the same
> > mistake again.
>
> In arch/arm64/configs/defconfig we try to select modules whenever possible.
>
> The exceptions are drivers that are vital for boot such as PMIC,
> pinctrl, clks, etc.
>
> The CAAM driver does not fall into this category, so selecting it as
> module is preferred here.

That makes sense. Thank you for the clarification. I'll keep that in
mind if I submit future updates.

adam
>
> Thanks

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