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SubjectRe: [Wbsd-devel] [PATCH 540] MMC_WBSD depends on ISA
On Sat, 29 Jan 2005, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > > Russell, please undo this patch. isa_virt_to_bus() is not dependent on
> > > > CONFIG_ISA. It causes problems on x86_64 platforms which cannot enable
> > > > ISA support.
> >
> > Actually it is, x86_64 just refuses to set CONFIG_ISA despite having
> > isa-like devices.
> >
> > Either way a new driver shouldn't use isa_virt_to_bus at all but rather
> > use the proper DMA API and all those problems go away.
> >
> The problem was that the DMA API didn't work for x86_64 when I wrote the
> driver. I see now that it has been fixed.
> isa_virt_to_bus still works even though CONFIG_ISA is not configured. So I
> still think that the ISA dependency should be removed.

... which makes it selectable again on all platforms that don't have ISA and
don't provide isa_virt_to_bus(), where it still breaks.

Please don't remove the dependency...

> I'll move to the new API when I have the time to properly test it.

.. but change it to e.g. `depends on ISA || X86_64', until you have moved it to
the new API.
Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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