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Bug 409207 - linux-info.eclass should document WARNING_<CFG> variables
Summary: linux-info.eclass should document WARNING_<CFG> variables
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Eclasses (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-21 17:32 UTC by Martin von Gagern
Modified: 2021-06-18 23:07 UTC (History)
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Description Martin von Gagern 2012-03-21 17:32:09 UTC
The check_extra_config function from linux-info.eclass currently has three different severety levels:

CONFIG_CHECK="CFG" with ERROR_CFG="foo" is a hard error, will die.
CONFIG_CHECK="~CFG" with ERROR_CFG="foo" is a "soft error", calls eerror.
CONFIG_CHECK="~CFG" with WARNING_CFG="foo" is a warning, calls ewarn.

The distinction between the latter two isn't anywhere in the documentation. There is a piece of documentation about ERROR_<CFG> variables, but none at all about WARNING_<CFG> variables.

This can lead to confusion, bug #407547 comment #3 being an example. So please fix the documentation, so it properly documents all possible behaviour.
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-06-18 23:07:04 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 770ee5ae02ed5749695895ab3488fd750e44ff48
Author:     Mike Pagano <>
AuthorDate: 2021-06-18 23:05:37 +0000
Commit:     Mike Pagano <>
CommitDate: 2021-06-18 23:05:37 +0000

    eclass/linux-info: Properly document CONFIG_CHECK and ERROR_<CFG>
    Signed-off-by: Mike Pagano <>

 eclass/linux-info.eclass | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)