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> David Woodhouse wrote:
> >
> > ankry@green.mif.pg.gda.pl said:
> > > -#ifdef CONFIG_ISAPNP
> > > +#if defined(CONFIG_ISAPNP) || (defined(CONFIG_ISAPNP_MODULE) && defined(MODULE))
> >
> > The result here would be a 3c509 module which differs depending on whether
> > the ISAPNP module happened to be compiled at the same time or not.
>
> In and of itself, that is an acceptable result. We simply cannot take
> into kernel configuration variations between two kernel builds. If you
> build your isapnp module with one configuration, and your 3c509 module
> with another config, consider yourself lucky that it works at all.

I think it is better to avoid such a dependency if possible. It will
especially simplify life of people who use precompiled kernels/modules.
And (IMHO) it is possible and quite easy to remove dependency of drivers
like network drivers on isa-pnp. I will try to prepare a test patch for if
when I find some free time...
But it would be probably a 2.5 feature (with possible backport later).

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