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SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] let broken drivers depend on BROKEN{,ON_SMP}
On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 10:41:16AM +0100, John Bradford wrote:
> Also, remember that some things might only give compile errors under
> certain circumstances. The _vast_ majority of kernels include TCP/IP
> support, for example, so something that breaks when it's not
> configured could easily go unnoticed for ages - does that mean it
> should be put behind CONFIG_BROKEN when it's discovered?

Most such issues aren't hard to fix once they are discovered.

Most broken drivers in 2.6 are different: They need a big amount of
non-trivial work to get them fixed.

> John.



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