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Subject[patch] [Kconfig] disable CONFIG_FD on ia64, which has no floppy drive
As of linux-2.6.0-test2-ia64-030729, there is no asm-ia64/floppy.h,
and so the fd driver won't work. Other architectures have various
legacy floppy controllers, but ia64 does not have one and is never
likely to.

David Mosberger says:

> The Merced machines came with SuperDrives (or whatever they
> were called), but those attached to the IDE controller, not the floppy
> controller. The classic (AT-style) floppy controller is an ISA device
> and since ia64 doesn't support ISA, such controllers never were
> supported.

There is no reason to ever have CONFIG_FD on ia64, but if it does get
turned on then the build will fail. Therefore, I suggest this patch
to keep it off:

--- linux-2.6.0test2-ia64/drivers/block/Kconfig.~1~ 2003-07-29 12:07:02.000000000 +1000
+++ linux-2.6.0test2-ia64/drivers/block/Kconfig 2003-08-06 15:55:16.000000000 +1000
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ menu "Block devices"

config BLK_DEV_FD
tristate "Normal floppy disk support"
- depends on !X86_PC9800
+ depends on !X86_PC9800 && !IA64
If you want to use the floppy disk drive(s) of your PC under Linux,
say Y. Information about this driver, especially important for IBM
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