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Re: Marvell SATA driver

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 11:36:01PM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> Are you saying you choose different method (#ifdef or cf_flags)
> because implementation is different? I don't see the particular point.

I thought his reasoning was pretty clear: the DMA code in mvsata isn't
shared with the other drivers, so he wanted to provide a way to have
this code not be compiled into the kernel while still retaining minimal
driver functionality

I don't generally like this kind of conditional compilation in our
kernel, but this driver in particular is used on pretty small machines
and the space savings could be worth it.

Thor Lancelot Simon                               
    "Even experienced UNIX users occasionally enter rm *.* at the UNIX
     prompt only to realize too late that they have removed the wrong
     segment of the directory structure." - Microsoft WSS whitepaper

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