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From: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com>
To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@osdl.org>
Subject: Re: [patch] kill off PC9800
Date: 16 May 2004 16:38:24 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1084743514.10765.22.camel@mulgrave> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <40A7DD0C.7010007@pobox.com>

On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 16:28, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Although I like deleting things as much as the next guy :) I do have a 
> question, to which I haven't come up with a good answer myself:
> 
> Should PC9800 be excised en masse, or just toss the obviously broken or 
> not-in-any-makefile/Kconfig pieces?
> 
> The PC9800 net driver stuff still seems to build, and be sane.

I haven't looked at the net stuff but if it's like the SCSI stuff, it's
only usable in a pc9800.  The vanilla kernel currently has no way to
select a pc9800 subarchitecture build.

This is a test of interest.  Since the pc9800 can't build the vanilla
kernel, is anyone maintaining the out of tree pieces to allow it to
build, and would they take on the job of maintaining it in-tree? if
no-one's interested in maintaining the pc9800 subarchitecture
components, it stands to reason that no-one is going to be compiling or
running the net or scsi drivers, so there's no point keeping them
hanging around.  Thus, if one piece goes, they all should.

James



  reply	other threads:[~2004-05-16 21:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-16 17:50 James Bottomley
2004-05-16 21:21 ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-16 21:28   ` Jeff Garzik
2004-05-16 21:38     ` James Bottomley [this message]
2004-05-17 17:15       ` Jeff Garzik
2004-05-18 20:14   ` Matt Mackall
2004-05-18 20:23     ` Brian Gerst
2004-05-18 20:53       ` Matt Mackall
2004-05-18 21:14         ` James Bottomley
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2004-05-16  7:35 Norman Diamond
2004-05-16 16:36 ` Adrian Bunk
2004-05-17 21:38   ` Norman Diamond
2004-05-17 21:51     ` Roland Dreier
2004-05-17 21:59       ` Norman Diamond
2004-05-17 22:33         ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2004-05-18  1:04         ` viro
2004-05-17 22:17       ` Joel Jaeggli
2004-05-16  6:21 Randy.Dunlap
2004-05-16  6:28 ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-16 16:16   ` GOTO Masanori
2004-05-16 17:25     ` Randy.Dunlap

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