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    SubjectRe: [NET] Remove ARM dependency for dm9000 driver
    On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 08:36:39AM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
    > On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 19:02 +0000, Russell King wrote:
    > > We agree to disagree. For example, in all probability, ARM will never
    > > see a TPM chip, yet it's offered for selection. Given that, does it
    > > really make sense to offer it for ARM?
    > You speak of _probability_. Yes, it makes sense to offer it as an
    > _option_ for ARM. It just doesn't make sense to put it in the defconfig
    > for any of the existing platforms.
    > Nobody expects 'allyesconfig' to be something you'd actually want to
    > _use_.

    In which case why do we restrict floppy to only those machines which
    could have floppy? Why do we restrict IDE to only those platforms
    which may have IDE?

    Hint: there's already a precident established for *not* offering
    configuration options which are pointless.

    Russell King
    Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
    maintainer of: 2.6 Serial core
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