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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] iwlwifi: fix LED dependencies
Arnd Bergmann <> writes:

> From: Arnd Bergmann <>
> The dependencies for LED configuration are highly inconsistent and too
> complicated at the moment. One of the results is a randconfig failure I
> get very rarely when LEDS_CLASS is in a loadable module, but the wireless
> core is built-in:
> WARNING: unmet direct dependencies detected for MAC80211_LEDS
> Depends on [n]: NET [=y] && WIRELESS [=y] && MAC80211 [=y] && (LEDS_CLASS [=m]=y || LEDS_CLASS [=m]=MAC80211 [=y])
> Selected by [m]:
> - IWLEGACY [=m] && NETDEVICES [=y] && WLAN [=y] && WLAN_VENDOR_INTEL [=y]
> - IWLWIFI_LEDS [=y] && NETDEVICES [=y] && WLAN [=y] && WLAN_VENDOR_INTEL [=y] && IWLWIFI [=m] && (LEDS_CLASS [=m]=y || LEDS_CLASS [=m]=IWLWIFI [=m]) && (IWLMVM [=m] || IWLDVM [=m])
> aarch64-linux-ld: drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/led.o: in function `ath5k_register_led':
> led.c:(.text+0x60): undefined reference to `led_classdev_register_ext'
> aarch64-linux-ld: drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/led.o: in function `ath5k_unregister_leds':
> led.c:(.text+0x200): undefined reference to `led_classdev_unregister'
> For iwlwifi, the dependency is wrong, since this config prevents the
> MAC80211_LEDS code from being part of a built-in MAC80211 driver.
> For iwlegacy, this is worse because the driver tries to force-enable
> the other subsystems, which is both a layering violation and a bug
> because it will still fail with MAC80211=y and IWLEGACY=m, leading
> to LEDS_CLASS being a module as well.
> The actual link failure in the ath5k driver is a result of MAC80211_LEDS
> being enabled but not usable. With the Kconfig logic fixed in the
> Intel drivers, the ath5k driver works as expected again.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

Luca, I would like to take this to wireless-drivers. Ack?


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