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SubjectRe: [NET] Remove ARM dependency for dm9000 driver
On 12/1/05, Russell King <rmk+lkml@arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 12:11:24PM +0100, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > On 12/1/05, Russell King <rmk+lkml@arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> > > On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 01:51:15AM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
> > > > So, bad example.
> > >
> > > Not in the IDE case. Bart restricted IDE to a smaller number of ARM
> > > platforms, plus any that had PCMCIA. There is no such restriction
> > > in the asm-arm/*.h header files.
> >
> > When I did this change there was such restriction in asm-arm/mach-*/ide.h
> > files (some platforms just lacked ide.h making IDE build break for them).
> >
> > IDE is a bad example anyway because of legacy ordering issues etc etc.
>
> Okay. Given the general concensus in this thread, can this be removed
> now?

No, I didn't say that I agree with DaveM. :)

For IDE keeping restriction makes it much easier to maintain
(i.e. to answer questions like "why is this ugly hack needed?").

Bartlomiej
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