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Date:	Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:30:50 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	Dan Williams <>
CC:	"John W. Linville" <>,
	Nick Kossifidis <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Jiri Slaby <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/5] Net: ath5k, kconfig changes

Dan Williams wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 08:36 -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 04:38:09AM +0300, Nick Kossifidis wrote:
>>> 2007/8/28, Christoph Hellwig <>:
>>>> Also this whole patch seems rather pointless.  It saves only
>>>> very little and turns the driver into a complete ifdef maze.
>>> Also most
>>> people will use 5212 code only, 5211 cards are on some old laptops and
>>> 5210, well i couldn't even find  a 5210 for actual testing :P
>> FWIW, I'd bet dollars to donuts that distros will enable them all
>> together.
> I would certainly _hope_ that distros enable everything -that is in the
> kernel- that they can get their hands on, otherwise when you stick a
> card in, it doesn't just work.

Distros definitely -do not- do this.  Plenty of ancient ISA drivers are 
disabled at build time, for example, in many distros.


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