Re: Etherworks3 driver now obsolete?

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Sat Feb 03 2001 - 04:42:48 EST

On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Darren Tucker wrote:
> I decided to try a shiny new 2.4.0 kernel but I couldn't configure the driver
> for my etherworks3 ISA ethernet card (AMD K6III PC hardware).
> A bit of grepping showed that it only appears if CONFIG_OBSOLETE is defined
> but nothing in the configuration tools seems to set it (at least for i386).

If you are willing to be a target^H^H^Htester, then I can probably whip
up a patch to fix it.

> CONFIG_OBSOLETE is checked for by for a couple of drivers (net and
> char), but the only place it seems to be defined is for the ARM architecture.
> Is this deliberate? Are some of the older drivers to be phased out?
> Should there be a "bool 'Prompt for obsolete code/drivers' CONFIG_OBSOLETE"
> in the for other architectures, too?

CONFIG_OBSOLETE really means "this driver is broken, don't EVER show it
in the kernel config."


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