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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:48:24 +0100
From:	David Woodhouse <>
To:	Alan Cox <>
Cc:	Jeff Garzik <>, Andi Kleen <>,
	David Miller <>,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"

On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 14:27 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Why is it so difficult to see the value of KEEPING STUFF WORKING AS
> IT 
> Sure Jeff. Lets delete libata, that caused all sorts of problems when
> it was being added.

A particularly good example. I used to be able to just copy around the
driver for my host controller. Now I have to copy _two_ files, so the
world is going to end! Should I have insisted that we link libata
statically into each and every module which uses it?

(Or at least I have to copy two files _if_ I actually want to make
changes to libata.ko too, which I almost never do...)


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