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Date:	Wed, 2 May 2007 09:22:13 +0100
From:	Mark Brown <>
To:	Tim Hockin <>
Cc:	RafaƂ Bilski <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,,
Subject: Re: Natsemi DP83815 driver spaming

On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 11:51:41PM -0700, Tim Hockin wrote:

> I'm not sure what the right answer is.  The code was designed to do
> the right thing, and yet in your case it's broken.  Does it need to be
> a build option to work around broken hardware?  Yuck.

Without a system that really needs the original problem that was being
worked around it's going to be hard to see if the workaround still does
the job.  Given the nature of the failure I wouldn't be surprised if it
broke different things on every board that has problems.

How about a sysfs tuneable?  It's not nice but at least it's runtime.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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