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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fallback to PCI IRQs for TI bridges
On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 12:56:20PM -0800, David Hinds wrote:
> > I think it CONFIG_ISA is meant to be that. The "ISA support" is so
> > trivial from the kernel perspective, that the line between systems with
> > and without ISA is somewhat blurred.
>
> I don't really know what the scope of CONFIG_ISA should be. I think
> now it is mainly used to show or hide drivers for ISA cards, rather
> than describing a system capability.

In my bunch of PCMCIA/Cardbus/PCI changes, I have one patch which
decouples CONFIG_ISA from the PCMCIA subsystem, replacing it with
CONFIG_PCMCIA_PROBE - on statically mapped PCMCIA systems (eg, SA1110)
all the region probing, resource handling, and interrupt stuff is
rather heavy weight. However, decoupling it from CONFIG_ISA would
allow all that supporting code to remain when required for some socket
drivers.

I'm working through getting stuff tested and in to Linus in a reasonable
way. Of course, this won't help for 2.4 based kernels, although the
CONFIG_PCMCIA_PROBE has existed in the ARM tree for a fair while and
could, given someone with enough motivation, the relevant changes could
be dug out and submitted to Marcello.

--
Russell King (rmk@arm.linux.org.uk) The developer of ARM Linux
http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/personal/aboutme.html

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