[PATCH 21.02 only] kernel: expose (unhide) CONFIG_ASN1 as ksmbd requirement

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 04:23:29 PST 2023

From: Rafał Miłecki <rafal at milecki.pl>

OpenWrt provides kmod-asn1-decoder for CONFIG_ASN1 but selecting it
doesn't really work as expected. Kernel symbol is hidden and can be
actually selected only as a dependency. That works well for in-kernel
stuff but fails for external modules requiring ASN1 like ksmbd.

Modify kernel Kconfig to make CONFIG_ASN1 always selectable. It's
required to satisfy ksmbd dependencies cleanly (without hack like
selecting unrelated modules).

Link: http://lists.openwrt.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/2023-January/040298.html
Signed-off-by: Rafał Miłecki <rafal at milecki.pl>
 ...e-ASN1-explicitly-selectable-unhide-.patch | 30 +++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 target/linux/generic/hack-5.4/252-init-Kconfig-make-ASN1-explicitly-selectable-unhide-.patch

diff --git a/target/linux/generic/hack-5.4/252-init-Kconfig-make-ASN1-explicitly-selectable-unhide-.patch b/target/linux/generic/hack-5.4/252-init-Kconfig-make-ASN1-explicitly-selectable-unhide-.patch
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..62bf7f77d5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/target/linux/generic/hack-5.4/252-init-Kconfig-make-ASN1-explicitly-selectable-unhide-.patch
@@ -0,0 +1,30 @@
+From: =?UTF-8?q?Rafa=C5=82=20Mi=C5=82ecki?= <rafal at milecki.pl>
+Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 12:24:12 +0100
+Subject: [PATCH] init/Kconfig: make ASN1 explicitly selectable (unhide it)
+MIME-Version: 1.0
+Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
+Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
+Kernel developers assumed ASN1 symbol may be needed only by in-kernel
+code and they made it hidden. It is actually used by ksmbd version being
+developed in GitHub (there is also upstream one since Linux 5.15).
+To allow building ksmbd from GitHub cleanly allow selecting its
+dependency (CONFIG_ASN1) explicitly by unhiding it.
+Signed-off-by: Rafał Miłecki <rafal at milecki.pl>
+ init/Kconfig | 2 +-
+ 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
+--- a/init/Kconfig
++++ b/init/Kconfig
+@@ -2249,7 +2249,7 @@ config PADATA
+ 	bool
+ config ASN1
+-	tristate
++	tristate "ASN.1 grammar compiler"
+ 	help
+ 	  Build a simple ASN.1 grammar compiler that produces a bytecode output
+ 	  that can be interpreted by the ASN.1 stream decoder and used to

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