Re: 64bit clean drivers was Re: Linux 2.4.20-pre1

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 06:10:36 EST

> dep_bool .... $CONFIG_X86_32
> Would that be acceptable for you? (ok that would not cover ppc32 for
> example, but they may have other issues with the driver)

dep_bool doesnt have negations, bracketing or or operations. Thats why
CML1 can't handle it but CML2 probably could have

> They will discover it when they don't find a driver for an device and
> can then find the disabled configuration and look into fixing it
> (for someone able to fix the driver checking the configuration should
> be trivial)

No they'll mail you asking where it has gone

> In my opinion it is just not acceptable when the enable the driver by
> mistake or load the wrong module and it crashes.

Thats a packaging issue for distributed prebuilt kernel trees. Also crashes
are the only way you are going to find out what needs fixing, who wants to
fix it and the like
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