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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PC-9800 subarch. support for 2.5.64-ac3 (11/20) NIC
Thanks for the comment.

Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> Osamu Tomita wrote:
> >
> > This is the patch to support NEC PC-9800 subarchitecture
> > against 2.5.64-ac3. (11/20)
> >
> > C-bus(PC98's legacy bus like ISA) network cards support.
> > Change IO port and IRQ assign.
> > Add auto detect function for some cards.
> > PCI netwwork card works fine without patch.
> I had a quick look at the ne.c part of this patch, and I can't
> say I'm really thrilled to see some 30 or more ifdefs added to
> just one driver. Okay, I know it is an old crusty ISA driver, but
> when somebody has to go in there to repair the inevitable bitrot,
> the readability factor is significantly reduced.
I see.
> If the hardware differences can't be abstracted out any cleaner
> than this, then it probably makes sense to just make a ne2k-pc98.c
> and you can scrap all the bits you don't want. Code sharing is
> fine, but no point bending over backwards in trying to do so.
> (e.g. we already have MCA and PCMCIA versions of ne.c now...)
I'll try to write separated driver for PC98. And post later.

Osamu Tomita
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