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SubjectRe: 2.6.24-rc4-mm1
Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 08:13:52 -0800 "Martin Bligh" <mbligh@google.com> wrote:
>
>>>
>>> - Lots of device IDs have been removed from the e1000 driver and moved
>>> over
>>> to e1000e. So if your e1000 stops working, you forgot to set
>>> CONFIG_E1000E.
>>>
>>>
>> Wouldn't it make sense to just default this to on if E1000 was on, rather
>> than screwing
>> everybody for no good reason (plus breaking all the automated testing, etc
>> etc)?
>> Much though I love random refactoring, it is fairly painful to just keep
>> changing the
>> names of things.
>
> (cc netdev and Auke)
>
> Yes, that would be very sensible. CONFIG_E1000E should default to whatever
> CONFIG_E1000 was set to.

which is "y" for x86 and friends, ppc, arm and ia64 through 'defconfig'. the
Kconfig files do not have defaults in them.

I can send a patch to adjust the defconfig files, would that be OK? I certainly
think that would be reasonable, I dislike setting defaults through defconfig for
network drivers myself and rather would not do that.

Auke


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