when I was trying to compile a driver for USB DAQ device I have reconfigured the kernel. The driver refused to compile under the default distro's kernel but everything works with my tweaked kernel.
The driver consists of 2 kernel modules. I know which options I changed but I want to know which particular configuration option enabled my driver. Is there any way how to figure it out without trying (configuring and compiling kernel) every possible combination of the options?
I have an Advantech USB-4702 DAQ device which comes with a driver for various distros, e.g. openSUSE 11.4. It has to be compiled from source and it compiles well on supported distributions (I tried openSUSE 11.4 32bit with kernel 18.104.22.168-24-desktop).
When I was trying to get it work under SLES 11 SP 3 (64bit, kernel 3.0.76-0.11-default) I got compile errors. One of them was caused by this snippet in the source:
# error "This driver needs to have USB support."
So I took a look at the configuration options of the running kernel (from /proc/config.gz) and found CONFIG_USB to be enabled (I guess I would not be able to use my USB keyboard and mouse if it was disabled). Then I started to play with the kernel configuration and enabled (some as modules) some of them. I compiled the kernel, installed it, rebooted. Then the driver compiled without any errors or warnings and I am able to use the device now.
The question is, how can I find out which particular option "enabled" compilation of the driver? I know which options were changed, but I don't want to enable anything that is not necessary for the driver. And I don't want to go through configuring and compiling the kernel with every possible combination of the options.