Subject: Re: Refactoring MI devices in GENERIC and friends
To: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Lorenz <email@example.com>
Date: 09/09/2007 17:32:09
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On Sep 9, 2007, at 16:43, Allen Briggs wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 05:37:45PM -0400, Michael Lorenz wrote:
>> assuming if it's not in GENERIC it's not there is a mistake, it would
>> just indicate that the drivers in question likely haven't been tested
>> on those platforms.
> This is a bigger point that you might imagine...
> I found when working on PowerPC and ARM systems that drivers that have
> not been used on
> sparc/macppc/alpha/etc., probably don't work on other architectures.
Yeah, it's kind of a gamble - some Just Work, others don't even
compile. At least compiling on LP64 does catch a few problems.
> None of the problems that I saw would be caught by a compile--only by
> trying to use the hardware. I don't have a real problem with including
> devices in a compile, but making the leap to "supported" or "expected
> to run" would be unconscionable.
True. So we should probably have an ALL that contains everything and
leave in GENERIC what's known working?
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