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Date:	Thu, 1 Nov 2012 16:46:56 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
To:	Richard Cochran <richardcochran@...il.com>
CC:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Rodolfo Giometti <giometti@...eenne.com>,
	<netdev@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-net-drivers@...arflare.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/3] Enable PPS and PTP clocks automatically

On Thu, 2012-11-01 at 09:19 +0100, Richard Cochran wrote:
> Ben,
> 
> I really like this idea, but I have a couple of questions, below.
> 
> On Thu, Nov 01, 2012 at 01:29:57AM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> 
> > Ben Hutchings (3):
> >   pps, ptp: Remove dependencies on EXPERIMENTAL
> 
> Kees Cook just posted a massive series to remove EXPERIMENTAL
> everywhere. Maybe it would make sense to have this series follow that
> one?

If some other tree gets a commit to remove these, they should still
merge cleanly.

> >   ptp: Make PTP_1588_CLOCK select rather than depend on PPS
> >   ptp: Enable clock drivers along with associated net/PHY drivers
> > 
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/Kconfig                 |   28 +------------------
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/Makefile            |    4 +--
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb.h               |    6 ----
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_ethtool.c       |    2 -
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c          |   28 --------------------
> 
> The #ifdefs in the Intel and PCH drivers are meant to streamline the
> code for users who are not interested in time stamping. Although the
> overhead of the additional is minimal (it really just a bunch of
> tests), and I wouldn't mind removing the conditionals, I suspect that
> some people won't like it.

Then they may object to this and maybe get some drivers changed back.
However I didn't get any objections when I previously outlined these
changes.

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
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