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Date:	Thu, 3 May 2007 12:22:50 +0100
From:	Russell King <>
To:	"Robert P. J. Day" <>
Cc:	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: dead CONFIG_ variables:  drivers/scsi/

On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 07:17:34AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> p.s.  "CONFIG_" prefix aside, i would think it's also a bit yucky to
> be checking for the definition of a preprocessor symbol that you've
> already hardcoded out of existence in the same source file.  :-)

No, because the way you turn them on (as intended) is to do:

perl -pi -e 's/undef/define/ if m/CONFIG_ACORNSCSI_CONSTANTS/' \

(or via your text editor).

An alternative way around the issue is to keep a separate patch
outside of mainline which patches the additional code and data into
the driver.  That's far less maintainable, and leads to additional

Russell King
 Linux kernel    2.6 ARM Linux   -
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