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SubjectRe: dell_rbu driver depends on x86[64]
On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 10:17:44PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 10:01:44PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > This driver only appears on IA32 & EM64T boxes.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
> > > >
> > > > --- linux-2.6.14/drivers/firmware/Kconfig~ 2005-11-14 19:23:45.000000000 -0500
> > > > +++ linux-2.6.14/drivers/firmware/Kconfig 2005-11-14 19:24:18.000000000 -0500
> > > > @@ -60,6 +60,7 @@ config EFI_PCDP
> > > >
> > > > config DELL_RBU
> > > > tristate "BIOS update support for DELL systems via sysfs"
> > > > + depends on X86
> > > > select FW_LOADER
> > > > help
> > > > Say m if you want to have the option of updating the BIOS for your
> > >
> > > Does it not compile on other architectures? If it does, there's an
> > > argument for leaving it there, for compile coverage.
> >
> > If this were a "only works on non-x86" driver, I'd agree, but
> > x86 drivers probably get way more coverage than any arch already,
> > so I don't we really gain much by having this available on
> > archs that can't run it.
>
> Where's the advantage in removing it from non-x86 builds?

One less pointless option showing up in configs.
Just like we don't have countless other arch-specific drivers showing
up under non-native archs. Why is this one different ?

Dave

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