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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.18-rc1
On Thu, 14 Feb 2002, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
>
> > So here it goes.
> >
> > rc1:
> >...
> > - Merge some -ac bugfixes (Alan Cox)
> >
> > pre9:
> >...
> > - Add framebuffer support for trident graphics
^^^^^^^
> > card (James Simmons)
> >...
>
> These two changes together result in the fact that there's now a
> CONFIG_FB_TRIDENT but if you try to enable it compilation fails with a
>
> tridentfb.c:524: #error "Floating point maths. This needs fixing before
> the driver is safe"
>
> which makes it pretty useless. Since this is a stable kernel series I want
> to suggest that if there's no fix for this before 2.4.18-final to remove
> the trident support from 2.4.18 and to re-add it in 2.4.19-pre1 (with
> the hope that it will be fixed before 2.4.19-final).

Seems to me if the module doesn't compile then the term "support" above
is incorrect. So ... do you fix it or remove it. What does James Simmons
have to say about this?
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