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SubjectRe: NE2000 PCI clones patches: Vote!
On Thu, 12 Sep 1996, Philip Blundell wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Sep 1996, Jacques Gelinas wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 12 Sep 1996, Philip Blundell wrote:
> >
> > > I agree with Paul. There is no pressing need to include this in 2.0.x -
> > > it's not a bug-fix, and as such it should wait for 2.1.
> >
> > This is a bug. We are moving to a PCI only world very fast. PCI is no more
> > a luxury. PCI was made to auto-probe. THis has a drawback. TO use a ne2000
>
> Yes, it's a missing feature. I agree that it would be nice to have, but
> it's not life-threatening.
>
> But a missing feature is not a bug. This is not the time to be adding
> features to 2.0.
>
> > 2.0 will be there for a long time. I suspect that the price for PCI
>
> It probably will be. But first we need to let 2.0 stablise. People who
> have a burning need for PCI NE2000 autodetect can upgrade to 2.1.

People who will tear the hair because it used to work and now it don't
won't be very happy.

This is a bug!

The idea to push everyone to 2.1 is pretty bad. It is not a bug in linux
2.0, it is a misfeature in the ne2000 driver of linux 2.0. It has been
decide to let 2.0 live to support new drivers to avoid the vacuum of 1.2.

Pushing everyone in a development kernel is not good, especially for a 10
line fix (in a driver may I repeat).

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Jacques Gelinas (jacques@solucorp.qc.ca)
Linuxconf: The ultimate administration system for Linux.
see http://www.solucorp.qc.ca:/linuxconf




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