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Date:	Tue, 3 Jul 2007 08:15:30 +0100
From:	Christoph Hellwig <>
To:	"Williams, Mitch A" <>
Cc:	Mark McLoughlin <>,
	"Kok, Auke-jan H" <>,,,
	Jason Lunz <>,
	Jeff Garzik <>
Subject: Re: [E1000-devel] e1000: backport ich9 support from 7.5.5 ?

On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 04:52:52PM -0700, Williams, Mitch A wrote:
> - We include e1000new in 2.6.23, along side e1000.  We expose ICH9
>   device IDs in e1000new, and gate the rest of the IDs inside
>   #ifndef CONFIG_E1000.

No.  Hardware support in one driver should never be affected by config
options in another drivers.

Also I really think there shouldn't be one single driver for all the
hardware as outlined by intel people in this thread.  I'd say add a new
e1000e driver for all the pci-e hardware and have a temporary config
option to disable those device already supported by the existing e1000
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