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SubjectRe: 2.3.36-pre on SPARC

> 1. ide-geometry is forced into the block device code unconditionally. That
> breaks all archs which don't know about IDE drives (and don't care: ever
> seen an Apollo Domain or an Mac-68k or an IBM S/390 with IDE drives? and
> sparc doesn't need it either, newer Ultra's have IDE but to my knowledge
> none of the older 32bit SPARCs).
>
> My suggestion: make it conditional on CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE...
>
> 2. linux/ide.h is included by fs/partitions/msdos.c. This breaks compilation
> also, because that requires asm-<arch>/hdreg.h which does not exist on all
> archs (but could if need should be).
>
> So the problem is: keep the IDE stuff out of where it does not belong.

I agree. It is the only thing preventing sparc32 from compiling now.

Anton

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