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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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