linux/drivers/char/Kconfig
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   2# Character device configuration
   3#
   4
   5menu "Character devices"
   6
   7source "drivers/tty/Kconfig"
   8
   9config DEVKMEM
  10        bool "/dev/kmem virtual device support"
  11        default y
  12        help
  13          Say Y here if you want to support the /dev/kmem device. The
  14          /dev/kmem device is rarely used, but can be used for certain
  15          kind of kernel debugging operations.
  16          When in doubt, say "N".
  17
  18config STALDRV
  19        bool "Stallion multiport serial support"
  20        depends on SERIAL_NONSTANDARD
  21        help
  22          Stallion cards give you many serial ports.  You would need something
  23          like this to connect more than two modems to your Linux box, for
  24          instance in order to become a dial-in server.  If you say Y here,
  25          you will be asked for your specific card model in the next
  26          questions.  Make sure to read <file:Documentation/serial/stallion.txt>
  27          in this case.  If you have never heard about all this, it's safe to
  28          say N.
  29
  30config SGI_SNSC
  31        bool "SGI Altix system controller communication support"
  32        depends on (IA64_SGI_SN2 || IA64_GENERIC)
  33        help
  34          If you have an SGI Altix and you want to enable system
  35          controller communication from user space (you want this!),
  36          say Y.  Otherwise, say N.
  37
  38config SGI_TIOCX
  39       bool "SGI TIO CX driver support"
  40       depends on (IA64_SGI_SN2 || IA64_GENERIC)
  41       help
  42         If you have an SGI Altix and you have fpga devices attached
  43         to your TIO, say Y here, otherwise say N.
  44
  45config SGI_MBCS
  46       tristate "SGI FPGA Core Services driver support"
  47       depends on SGI_TIOCX
  48       help
  49         If you have an SGI Altix with an attached SABrick
  50         say Y or M here, otherwise say N.
  51
  52source "drivers/tty/serial/Kconfig"
  53
  54config TTY_PRINTK
  55        bool "TTY driver to output user messages via printk"
  56        depends on EXPERT
  57        default n
  58        ---help---
  59          If you say Y here, the support for writing user messages (i.e.
  60          console messages) via printk is available.
  61
  62          The feature is useful to inline user messages with kernel
  63          messages.
  64          In order to use this feature, you should output user messages
  65          to /dev/ttyprintk or redirect console to this TTY.
  66
  67          If unsure, say N.
  68
  69config BFIN_OTP
  70        tristate "Blackfin On-Chip OTP Memory Support"
  71        depends on BLACKFIN && (BF51x || BF52x || BF54x)
  72        default y
  73        help
  74          If you say Y here, you will get support for a character device
  75          interface into the One Time Programmable memory pages that are
  76          stored on the Blackfin processor.  This will not get you access
  77          to the secure memory pages however.  You will need to write your
  78          own secure code and reader for that.
  79
  80          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
  81          will be called bfin-otp.
  82
  83          If unsure, it is safe to say Y.
  84
  85config BFIN_OTP_WRITE_ENABLE
  86        bool "Enable writing support of OTP pages"
  87        depends on BFIN_OTP
  88        default n
  89        help
  90          If you say Y here, you will enable support for writing of the
  91          OTP pages.  This is dangerous by nature as you can only program
  92          the pages once, so only enable this option when you actually
  93          need it so as to not inadvertently clobber data.
  94
  95          If unsure, say N.
  96
  97config PRINTER
  98        tristate "Parallel printer support"
  99        depends on PARPORT
 100        ---help---
 101          If you intend to attach a printer to the parallel port of your Linux
 102          box (as opposed to using a serial printer; if the connector at the
 103          printer has 9 or 25 holes ["female"], then it's serial), say Y.
 104          Also read the Printing-HOWTO, available from
 105          <http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
 106
 107          It is possible to share one parallel port among several devices
 108          (e.g. printer and ZIP drive) and it is safe to compile the
 109          corresponding drivers into the kernel.
 110
 111          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here and read
 112          <file:Documentation/parport.txt>.  The module will be called lp.
 113
 114          If you have several parallel ports, you can specify which ports to
 115          use with the "lp" kernel command line option.  (Try "man bootparam"
 116          or see the documentation of your boot loader (lilo or loadlin) about
 117          how to pass options to the kernel at boot time.)  The syntax of the
 118          "lp" command line option can be found in <file:drivers/char/lp.c>.
 119
 120          If you have more than 8 printers, you need to increase the LP_NO
 121          macro in lp.c and the PARPORT_MAX macro in parport.h.
 122
 123config LP_CONSOLE
 124        bool "Support for console on line printer"
 125        depends on PRINTER
 126        ---help---
 127          If you want kernel messages to be printed out as they occur, you
 128          can have a console on the printer. This option adds support for
 129          doing that; to actually get it to happen you need to pass the
 130          option "console=lp0" to the kernel at boot time.
 131
 132          If the printer is out of paper (or off, or unplugged, or too
 133          busy..) the kernel will stall until the printer is ready again.
 134          By defining CONSOLE_LP_STRICT to 0 (at your own risk) you
 135          can make the kernel continue when this happens,
 136          but it'll lose the kernel messages.
 137
 138          If unsure, say N.
 139
 140config PPDEV
 141        tristate "Support for user-space parallel port device drivers"
 142        depends on PARPORT
 143        ---help---
 144          Saying Y to this adds support for /dev/parport device nodes.  This
 145          is needed for programs that want portable access to the parallel
 146          port, for instance deviceid (which displays Plug-and-Play device
 147          IDs).
 148
 149          This is the parallel port equivalent of SCSI generic support (sg).
 150          It is safe to say N to this -- it is not needed for normal printing
 151          or parallel port CD-ROM/disk support.
 152
 153          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 154          module will be called ppdev.
 155
 156          If unsure, say N.
 157
 158source "drivers/tty/hvc/Kconfig"
 159
 160config VIRTIO_CONSOLE
 161        tristate "Virtio console"
 162        depends on VIRTIO
 163        select HVC_DRIVER
 164        help
 165          Virtio console for use with lguest and other hypervisors.
 166
 167          Also serves as a general-purpose serial device for data
 168          transfer between the guest and host.  Character devices at
 169          /dev/vportNpn will be created when corresponding ports are
 170          found, where N is the device number and n is the port number
 171          within that device.  If specified by the host, a sysfs
 172          attribute called 'name' will be populated with a name for
 173          the port which can be used by udev scripts to create a
 174          symlink to the device.
 175
 176config IBM_BSR
 177        tristate "IBM POWER Barrier Synchronization Register support"
 178        depends on PPC_PSERIES
 179        help
 180          This devices exposes a hardware mechanism for fast synchronization
 181          of threads across a large system which avoids bouncing a cacheline
 182          between several cores on a system
 183
 184source "drivers/char/ipmi/Kconfig"
 185
 186config DS1620
 187        tristate "NetWinder thermometer support"
 188        depends on ARCH_NETWINDER
 189        help
 190          Say Y here to include support for the thermal management hardware
 191          found in the NetWinder. This driver allows the user to control the
 192          temperature set points and to read the current temperature.
 193
 194          It is also possible to say M here to build it as a module (ds1620)
 195          It is recommended to be used on a NetWinder, but it is not a
 196          necessity.
 197
 198config NWBUTTON
 199        tristate "NetWinder Button"
 200        depends on ARCH_NETWINDER
 201        ---help---
 202          If you say Y here and create a character device node /dev/nwbutton
 203          with major and minor numbers 10 and 158 ("man mknod"), then every
 204          time the orange button is pressed a number of times, the number of
 205          times the button was pressed will be written to that device.
 206
 207          This is most useful for applications, as yet unwritten, which
 208          perform actions based on how many times the button is pressed in a
 209          row.
 210
 211          Do not hold the button down for too long, as the driver does not
 212          alter the behaviour of the hardware reset circuitry attached to the
 213          button; it will still execute a hard reset if the button is held
 214          down for longer than approximately five seconds.
 215
 216          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 217          module will be called nwbutton.
 218
 219          Most people will answer Y to this question and "Reboot Using Button"
 220          below to be able to initiate a system shutdown from the button.
 221
 222config NWBUTTON_REBOOT
 223        bool "Reboot Using Button"
 224        depends on NWBUTTON
 225        help
 226          If you say Y here, then you will be able to initiate a system
 227          shutdown and reboot by pressing the orange button a number of times.
 228          The number of presses to initiate the shutdown is two by default,
 229          but this can be altered by modifying the value of NUM_PRESSES_REBOOT
 230          in nwbutton.h and recompiling the driver or, if you compile the
 231          driver as a module, you can specify the number of presses at load
 232          time with "insmod button reboot_count=<something>".
 233
 234config NWFLASH
 235        tristate "NetWinder flash support"
 236        depends on ARCH_NETWINDER
 237        ---help---
 238          If you say Y here and create a character device /dev/flash with
 239          major 10 and minor 160 you can manipulate the flash ROM containing
 240          the NetWinder firmware. Be careful as accidentally overwriting the
 241          flash contents can render your computer unbootable. On no account
 242          allow random users access to this device. :-)
 243
 244          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 245          module will be called nwflash.
 246
 247          If you're not sure, say N.
 248
 249source "drivers/char/hw_random/Kconfig"
 250
 251config NVRAM
 252        tristate "/dev/nvram support"
 253        depends on ATARI || X86 || (ARM && RTC_DRV_CMOS) || GENERIC_NVRAM
 254        ---help---
 255          If you say Y here and create a character special file /dev/nvram
 256          with major number 10 and minor number 144 using mknod ("man mknod"),
 257          you get read and write access to the extra bytes of non-volatile
 258          memory in the real time clock (RTC), which is contained in every PC
 259          and most Ataris.  The actual number of bytes varies, depending on the
 260          nvram in the system, but is usually 114 (128-14 for the RTC).
 261
 262          This memory is conventionally called "CMOS RAM" on PCs and "NVRAM"
 263          on Ataris. /dev/nvram may be used to view settings there, or to
 264          change them (with some utility). It could also be used to frequently
 265          save a few bits of very important data that may not be lost over
 266          power-off and for which writing to disk is too insecure. Note
 267          however that most NVRAM space in a PC belongs to the BIOS and you
 268          should NEVER idly tamper with it. See Ralf Brown's interrupt list
 269          for a guide to the use of CMOS bytes by your BIOS.
 270
 271          On Atari machines, /dev/nvram is always configured and does not need
 272          to be selected.
 273
 274          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 275          module will be called nvram.
 276
 277#
 278# These legacy RTC drivers just cause too many conflicts with the generic
 279# RTC framework ... let's not even try to coexist any more.
 280#
 281if RTC_LIB=n
 282
 283config RTC
 284        tristate "Enhanced Real Time Clock Support (legacy PC RTC driver)"
 285        depends on !PPC && !PARISC && !IA64 && !M68K && !SPARC && !FRV \
 286                        && !ARM && !SUPERH && !S390 && !AVR32 && !BLACKFIN && !UML
 287        ---help---
 288          If you say Y here and create a character special file /dev/rtc with
 289          major number 10 and minor number 135 using mknod ("man mknod"), you
 290          will get access to the real time clock (or hardware clock) built
 291          into your computer.
 292
 293          Every PC has such a clock built in. It can be used to generate
 294          signals from as low as 1Hz up to 8192Hz, and can also be used
 295          as a 24 hour alarm. It reports status information via the file
 296          /proc/driver/rtc and its behaviour is set by various ioctls on
 297          /dev/rtc.
 298
 299          If you run Linux on a multiprocessor machine and said Y to
 300          "Symmetric Multi Processing" above, you should say Y here to read
 301          and set the RTC in an SMP compatible fashion.
 302
 303          If you think you have a use for such a device (such as periodic data
 304          sampling), then say Y here, and read <file:Documentation/rtc.txt>
 305          for details.
 306
 307          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 308          module will be called rtc.
 309
 310config JS_RTC
 311        tristate "Enhanced Real Time Clock Support"
 312        depends on SPARC32 && PCI
 313        ---help---
 314          If you say Y here and create a character special file /dev/rtc with
 315          major number 10 and minor number 135 using mknod ("man mknod"), you
 316          will get access to the real time clock (or hardware clock) built
 317          into your computer.
 318
 319          Every PC has such a clock built in. It can be used to generate
 320          signals from as low as 1Hz up to 8192Hz, and can also be used
 321          as a 24 hour alarm. It reports status information via the file
 322          /proc/driver/rtc and its behaviour is set by various ioctls on
 323          /dev/rtc.
 324
 325          If you think you have a use for such a device (such as periodic data
 326          sampling), then say Y here, and read <file:Documentation/rtc.txt>
 327          for details.
 328
 329          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 330          module will be called js-rtc.
 331
 332config GEN_RTC
 333        tristate "Generic /dev/rtc emulation"
 334        depends on RTC!=y && !IA64 && !ARM && !M32R && !MIPS && !SPARC && !FRV && !S390 && !SUPERH && !AVR32 && !BLACKFIN && !UML
 335        ---help---
 336          If you say Y here and create a character special file /dev/rtc with
 337          major number 10 and minor number 135 using mknod ("man mknod"), you
 338          will get access to the real time clock (or hardware clock) built
 339          into your computer.
 340
 341          It reports status information via the file /proc/driver/rtc and its
 342          behaviour is set by various ioctls on /dev/rtc. If you enable the
 343          "extended RTC operation" below it will also provide an emulation
 344          for RTC_UIE which is required by some programs and may improve
 345          precision in some cases.
 346
 347          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 348          module will be called genrtc.
 349
 350config GEN_RTC_X
 351        bool "Extended RTC operation"
 352        depends on GEN_RTC
 353        help
 354          Provides an emulation for RTC_UIE which is required by some programs
 355          and may improve precision of the generic RTC support in some cases.
 356
 357config EFI_RTC
 358        bool "EFI Real Time Clock Services"
 359        depends on IA64
 360
 361config DS1302
 362        tristate "DS1302 RTC support"
 363        depends on M32R && (PLAT_M32700UT || PLAT_OPSPUT)
 364        help
 365          If you say Y here and create a character special file /dev/rtc with
 366          major number 121 and minor number 0 using mknod ("man mknod"), you
 367          will get access to the real time clock (or hardware clock) built
 368          into your computer.
 369
 370endif # RTC_LIB
 371
 372config DTLK
 373        tristate "Double Talk PC internal speech card support"
 374        depends on ISA
 375        help
 376          This driver is for the DoubleTalk PC, a speech synthesizer
 377          manufactured by RC Systems (<http://www.rcsys.com/>).  It is also
 378          called the `internal DoubleTalk'.
 379
 380          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 381          module will be called dtlk.
 382
 383config XILINX_HWICAP
 384        tristate "Xilinx HWICAP Support"
 385        depends on XILINX_VIRTEX || MICROBLAZE
 386        help
 387          This option enables support for Xilinx Internal Configuration
 388          Access Port (ICAP) driver.  The ICAP is used on Xilinx Virtex
 389          FPGA platforms to partially reconfigure the FPGA at runtime.
 390
 391          If unsure, say N.
 392
 393config R3964
 394        tristate "Siemens R3964 line discipline"
 395        ---help---
 396          This driver allows synchronous communication with devices using the
 397          Siemens R3964 packet protocol. Unless you are dealing with special
 398          hardware like PLCs, you are unlikely to need this.
 399
 400          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 401          module will be called n_r3964.
 402
 403          If unsure, say N.
 404
 405config APPLICOM
 406        tristate "Applicom intelligent fieldbus card support"
 407        depends on PCI
 408        ---help---
 409          This driver provides the kernel-side support for the intelligent
 410          fieldbus cards made by Applicom International. More information
 411          about these cards can be found on the WWW at the address
 412          <http://www.applicom-int.com/>, or by email from David Woodhouse
 413          <dwmw2@infradead.org>.
 414
 415          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 416          module will be called applicom.
 417
 418          If unsure, say N.
 419
 420config SONYPI
 421        tristate "Sony Vaio Programmable I/O Control Device support"
 422        depends on X86 && PCI && INPUT && !64BIT
 423        ---help---
 424          This driver enables access to the Sony Programmable I/O Control
 425          Device which can be found in many (all ?) Sony Vaio laptops.
 426
 427          If you have one of those laptops, read
 428          <file:Documentation/laptops/sonypi.txt>, and say Y or M here.
 429
 430          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 431          module will be called sonypi.
 432
 433config GPIO_TB0219
 434        tristate "TANBAC TB0219 GPIO support"
 435        depends on TANBAC_TB022X
 436        select GPIO_VR41XX
 437
 438source "drivers/char/pcmcia/Kconfig"
 439
 440config MWAVE
 441        tristate "ACP Modem (Mwave) support"
 442        depends on X86
 443        select SERIAL_8250
 444        ---help---
 445          The ACP modem (Mwave) for Linux is a WinModem. It is composed of a
 446          kernel driver and a user level application. Together these components
 447          support direct attachment to public switched telephone networks (PSTNs)
 448          and support selected world wide countries.
 449
 450          This version of the ACP Modem driver supports the IBM Thinkpad 600E,
 451          600, and 770 that include on board ACP modem hardware.
 452
 453          The modem also supports the standard communications port interface
 454          (ttySx) and is compatible with the Hayes AT Command Set.
 455
 456          The user level application needed to use this driver can be found at
 457          the IBM Linux Technology Center (LTC) web site:
 458          <http://www.ibm.com/linux/ltc/>.
 459
 460          If you own one of the above IBM Thinkpads which has the Mwave chipset
 461          in it, say Y.
 462
 463          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
 464          module will be called mwave.
 465
 466config SCx200_GPIO
 467        tristate "NatSemi SCx200 GPIO Support"
 468        depends on SCx200
 469        select NSC_GPIO
 470        help
 471          Give userspace access to the GPIO pins on the National
 472          Semiconductor SCx200 processors.
 473
 474          If compiled as a module, it will be called scx200_gpio.
 475
 476config PC8736x_GPIO
 477        tristate "NatSemi PC8736x GPIO Support"
 478        depends on X86_32 && !UML
 479        default SCx200_GPIO     # mostly N
 480        select NSC_GPIO         # needed for support routines
 481        help
 482          Give userspace access to the GPIO pins on the National
 483          Semiconductor PC-8736x (x=[03456]) SuperIO chip.  The chip
 484          has multiple functional units, inc several managed by
 485          hwmon/pc87360 driver.  Tested with PC-87366
 486
 487          If compiled as a module, it will be called pc8736x_gpio.
 488
 489config NSC_GPIO
 490        tristate "NatSemi Base GPIO Support"
 491        depends on X86_32
 492        # selected by SCx200_GPIO and PC8736x_GPIO
 493        # what about 2 selectors differing: m != y
 494        help
 495          Common support used (and needed) by scx200_gpio and
 496          pc8736x_gpio drivers.  If those drivers are built as
 497          modules, this one will be too, named nsc_gpio
 498
 499config RAW_DRIVER
 500        tristate "RAW driver (/dev/raw/rawN)"
 501        depends on BLOCK
 502        help
 503          The raw driver permits block devices to be bound to /dev/raw/rawN.
 504          Once bound, I/O against /dev/raw/rawN uses efficient zero-copy I/O.
 505          See the raw(8) manpage for more details.
 506
 507          Applications should preferably open the device (eg /dev/hda1)
 508          with the O_DIRECT flag.
 509
 510config MAX_RAW_DEVS
 511        int "Maximum number of RAW devices to support (1-65536)"
 512        depends on RAW_DRIVER
 513        default "256"
 514        help
 515          The maximum number of RAW devices that are supported.
 516          Default is 256. Increase this number in case you need lots of
 517          raw devices.
 518
 519config HPET
 520        bool "HPET - High Precision Event Timer" if (X86 || IA64)
 521        default n
 522        depends on ACPI
 523        help
 524          If you say Y here, you will have a miscdevice named "/dev/hpet/".  Each
 525          open selects one of the timers supported by the HPET.  The timers are
 526          non-periodic and/or periodic.
 527
 528config HPET_MMAP
 529        bool "Allow mmap of HPET"
 530        default y
 531        depends on HPET
 532        help
 533          If you say Y here, user applications will be able to mmap
 534          the HPET registers.
 535
 536          In some hardware implementations, the page containing HPET
 537          registers may also contain other things that shouldn't be
 538          exposed to the user.  If this applies to your hardware,
 539          say N here.
 540
 541config HANGCHECK_TIMER
 542        tristate "Hangcheck timer"
 543        depends on X86 || IA64 || PPC64 || S390
 544        help
 545          The hangcheck-timer module detects when the system has gone
 546          out to lunch past a certain margin.  It can reboot the system
 547          or merely print a warning.
 548
 549config MMTIMER
 550        tristate "MMTIMER Memory mapped RTC for SGI Altix"
 551        depends on IA64_GENERIC || IA64_SGI_SN2
 552        default y
 553        help
 554          The mmtimer device allows direct userspace access to the
 555          Altix system timer.
 556
 557config UV_MMTIMER
 558        tristate "UV_MMTIMER Memory mapped RTC for SGI UV"
 559        depends on X86_UV
 560        default m
 561        help
 562          The uv_mmtimer device allows direct userspace access to the
 563          UV system timer.
 564
 565source "drivers/char/tpm/Kconfig"
 566
 567config TELCLOCK
 568        tristate "Telecom clock driver for ATCA SBC"
 569        depends on X86
 570        default n
 571        help
 572          The telecom clock device is specific to the MPCBL0010 and MPCBL0050
 573          ATCA computers and allows direct userspace access to the
 574          configuration of the telecom clock configuration settings.  This
 575          device is used for hardware synchronization across the ATCA backplane
 576          fabric.  Upon loading, the driver exports a sysfs directory,
 577          /sys/devices/platform/telco_clock, with a number of files for
 578          controlling the behavior of this hardware.
 579
 580config DEVPORT
 581        bool
 582        depends on !M68K
 583        depends on ISA || PCI
 584        default y
 585
 586source "drivers/s390/char/Kconfig"
 587
 588config MSM_SMD_PKT
 589        bool "Enable device interface for some SMD packet ports"
 590        default n
 591        depends on MSM_SMD
 592        help
 593          Enables userspace clients to read and write to some packet SMD
 594          ports via device interface for MSM chipset.
 595
 596config TILE_SROM
 597        bool "Character-device access via hypervisor to the Tilera SPI ROM"
 598        depends on TILE
 599        default y
 600        ---help---
 601          This device provides character-level read-write access
 602          to the SROM, typically via the "0", "1", and "2" devices
 603          in /dev/srom/.  The Tilera hypervisor makes the flash
 604          device appear much like a simple EEPROM, and knows
 605          how to partition a single ROM for multiple purposes.
 606
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