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SubjectRe: time for some drivers to be removed?
On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 09:55:29PM +0100, John Bradford wrote:
> > > > Interesting question - whatever I guess. We don't have an existing convention.
> > > > How many drivers have we got nowdays that failing on just SMP ?
> > >
> > > I 2.6.0-test2 tested on i386 with a .config that is without support for
> > > modules and compiles as much as possible statically into the kernel.
> > > Without claiming completeness, I found this way besides the complete Old
> > > ISDN4Linux subsystem 36 drivers that compile due to cli/sti issues only
> > > on UP.
> >
> > Should those be made to depend on SMP (not SMP) perhaps? They are probably
> > high candidates for fixing if they work UP.
> Especially since a lot of the time, 'works on UP, but not on SMP',
> really means, 'broken on UP and SMP, but the bug is much more
> difficult to trigger on UP'.

Please reread my mail:
"that compile due to cli/sti issues only on UP".

This clearly disproves your theory.

> John.



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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