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    SubjectRe: [NET] Remove ARM dependency for dm9000 driver
    On 12/1/05, Russell King <rmk+lkml@arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
    > On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 01:51:15AM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
    > > From: Russell King <rmk+lkml@arm.linux.org.uk>
    > > Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 09:41:11 +0000
    > >
    > > > 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?
    > >
    > > These two examples require platform level support via
    > > an asm/*.h header file.
    > >
    > > Whereas the driver's we are talking about use portable
    > > interfaces that should be available across the board.
    > >
    > > So, bad example.
    >
    > Not in the IDE case. Bart restricted IDE to a smaller number of ARM
    > platforms, plus any that had PCMCIA. There is no such restriction
    > in the asm-arm/*.h header files.

    When I did this change there was such restriction in asm-arm/mach-*/ide.h
    files (some platforms just lacked ide.h making IDE build break for them).

    IDE is a bad example anyway because of legacy ordering issues etc etc.

    > if PCMCIA || ARCH_CLPS7500 || ARCH_IOP3XX || ARCH_IXP4XX \
    > || ARCH_L7200 || ARCH_LH7A40X || ARCH_PXA || ARCH_RPC \
    > || ARCH_S3C2410 || ARCH_SA1100 || ARCH_SHARK || FOOTBRIDGE
    > source "drivers/ide/Kconfig"
    > endif
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