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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] Net: ath5k, kconfig changes
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On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 08:36 -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 04:38:09AM +0300, Nick Kossifidis wrote:
> > 2007/8/28, Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>:
>
> > > Also this whole patch seems rather pointless. It saves only
> > > very little and turns the driver into a complete ifdef maze.
>
> > Also most
> > people will use 5212 code only, 5211 cards are on some old laptops and
> > 5210, well i couldn't even find a 5210 for actual testing :P
>
> FWIW, I'd bet dollars to donuts that distros will enable them all
> together.

I would certainly _hope_ that distros enable everything -that is in the
kernel- that they can get their hands on, otherwise when you stick a
card in, it doesn't just work.

Dan

> Is saving code space the only reason to turn these off? How much
> space do you save?
>
> Is there some way you can isolate and/or limit the number of ifdef
> blocks further? If so, we might consider a version of this patch
> that depends on EMBEDDED or somesuch...?
>
> John

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