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SubjectRe: Kconfig variable "COBALT" is not defined anywhere
I think the nvram is the only place left that uses CONFIG_COBALT

On 6/3/07, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Jun 2007, Tim Hockin wrote:
>
> > There were other patches which added more COBALT support, but they
> > were dropped or lost or whatever.
> >
> > I would not balk at having that code yanked. I never got around to
> > doing proper Cobalt support for modern kernels. :(
> >
> > On 6/3/07, Roland Dreier <rdreier@cisco.com> wrote:
> > > > > > there is no Kconfig file which defines the selectable option
> > > > > > "COBALT", which means that this snippet from drivers/char/nvram.c:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > # if defined(CONFIG_COBALT)
> > > > > > # include <linux/cobalt-nvram.h>
> > > > > > # define MACH COBALT
> > > > > > # else
> > > > > > # define MACH PC
> > > > > > # endif
> > > > > > never evaluates to true, therefore making <linux/cobalt-nvram.h>
> > > > > > fairly useless, at least under the circumstances.
> > >
> > > > > Maybe it should be MIPS_COBALT ?
> > >
> > > > that's the first thing that occurred to me, but that header file is
> > > > copyright sun microsystems and says nothing about MIPS, so that didn't
> > > > really settle the issue. that's why i'd rather someone else resolve
> > > > this one way or the other.
> > >
> > > Actually, looking through the old kernel history, it looks like this
> > > was added by Tim Hockin's (CCed) patch "Add Cobalt Networks support to
> > > nvram driver". Which added this to drivers/cobalt:
> > >
> > > +bool 'Support for Cobalt Networks x86 servers' CONFIG_COBALT
> > >
> > > I guess Tim can clear up what's intended...
>
> ok, that sounds like it might be a bigger issue than just a dead
> CONFIG variable. if that's all it is, i can submit a patch. if it's
> more than that, i'll leave it to someone higher up the food chain to
> figure out what cobalt-related stuff should be yanked.
>
> rday
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