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SubjectRe: [NET] Remove ARM dependency for dm9000 driver
On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 09:41:11AM +0000, Russell King wrote:
> In which case why do we restrict floppy to only those machines which
> could have floppy?

Because the floopy drivers needs asm/floppy.h and wouldn't build on others.

> Why do we restrict IDE to only those platforms
> which may have IDE?

Dito with asm/ide.h

these are very old drivers where people weren't used to abstractions that
would allow to write them platform-independent. For any driver that doesn't
have an actual platform depency making it conditional is a bad idea.

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