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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] ISDN: make ICN not auto-grab port 0x320
    On 12-08-08 01:48, Andrew Morton wrote:

    > otoh it's a bit sad to break allyesconfig kernels - there is
    > regression-testing value in being able to run such kernels.
    > I wonder if we can add a new boot option `allyesconfig-test' or
    > something like that, and then, within the offending drivers, test that
    > flag and take suitable avoiding action.
    > Or we could do it at compile-time - define
    > CONFIG_ALLYESCONFIG_TESTING in some fashion.

    Yes, latter I'd feel with the thing most against it that there aren't
    actually many that need it. Here's the list that was posted:

    Three legacy ISA driver from that list can now be stricken. Hurrah.

    There's always going to be at least a few that'll remain though. For
    example, what are you going to do with:

    --- linux.orig/drivers/ide/Kconfig
    +++ linux/drivers/ide/Kconfig
    @@ -9,6 +9,11 @@ config HAVE_IDE
    menuconfig IDE
    tristate "ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support"
    depends on HAVE_IDE
    + # my test box expects /dev/sda, not /dev/hda
    + depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
    + select BROKEN_BOOT if IDE = y
    depends on BLOCK
    If you say Y here, your kernel will be able to manage low cost
    The hda->sda thing was just a disaster -- personally I have to remember
    to change things around till this very day before I boot into my distro
    kernel to test things. I wouldn't be the one suggesting a patch to
    drivers/ide to "fix" that though including really a patch to its Kconfig
    marking it as breaking anything in a global way rather than a
    user-specific way as was done here.

    Maybe the test boxes should always boot with ide_core.noprobe=<all> for
    a suitable value of <all> or some such...

    Others are the video ones. FB_VESA, FB_VGA16FB and even MDA_CONSOLE are
    in there which seems to imply some decidly non-legacy hardware and I
    sort of doubt willingness to assume global validity of such a setup.

    But yes, there is value in the testing so perhaps still worh something

    (I'll continue some specific looking through the list first although I
    don't believe there is much else that really wants specific fixing).


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