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SubjectRE: [PATCH 15/15] ptp: PTP_1588_CLOCK_PCH depends on x86
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: netdev-owner@vger.kernel.org [mailto:netdev-
> owner@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of Ben Hutchings
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:13 AM
> To: Jiri Slaby
> Cc: Richard Cochran; Jiri Slaby; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; Jeff
> Mahoney; netdev@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 15/15] ptp: PTP_1588_CLOCK_PCH depends on x86
>
> On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 04:20:09PM +0200, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> > On 05/07/2013 09:29 PM, Richard Cochran wrote:
> > > On Tue, May 07, 2013 at 04:18:23PM +0200, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> > >> From: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@suse.com>
> > >>
> > >> The PCH EG20T is only compatible with Intel Atom processors so it
> > >> should depend on x86.
> > >
> > > This patch has been submitted before,
> > >
> > > https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/2069071/
> > >
> > > and at that time the reaction was that it is good to have drivers
> > > cross-compiled, if only for code quality reasons.
> >
> > Hmm, then it depends whether the kernel is for users or for
> developers.
> > I, as a user, do not really want to compile drivers with allmodconfig
> > which I have no way to load/use.
> >
> > And allmodconfig is basically what we, users (SUSE distributors in this
> > case) do. So having this driver being built makes our life harder (in
> > the meaning we have to have specific rules about disabling unwanted
> > drivers from configs).
>
> Wearing my Debian hat, I agree with this. Perhaps we could define a
> CONFIG_BUILD_TEST symbol for people who want to do that, and then
> make drivers for hardware that's only found in x86 systems (for
> example) depend on X86 || BUILD_TEST.
>
> Ben.
>

I agree with this.

- Jake Keller

> > And, developers should have a testbed where they build 32bit configs.
> > And we actually have that for -next AFAIU.
> > --
> Ben Hutchings
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> - Albert Camus
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