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From: Dean Nelson <dcn@sgi.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sgi-xp: only build for ia64-sn2 when CONFIG_IA64_GENERIC specified v.2
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 06:17:27 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20081028111727.GA32073@sgi.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081027150256.8fb5bc19.akpm@linux-foundation.org>

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 03:02:56PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:33:35 -0500
> Dean Nelson <dcn@sgi.com> wrote:
> 
> > For the time being build for ia64-sn2 alone when CONFIG_IA64_GENERIC is
> > specified.
> > 
> 
> It is 100% unclear (to me) why this change is being made.

It eliminates a dependency of the XP/XPC drivers on having the GRU driver
insmod'd in order to insmod them, when running on an ia64-sn2 system.

On such a system the GRU driver serves no useful purpose.

> 
> Apparently this is considered a needed-in-2.6.28 change.  But I don't
> know why.
> 
> If I knew that then I'd be in a better position to work out whether it
> is also needed in 2.6.27.x, to which it also applies cleanly.

Having it applied to 2.6.27.x would be a good thing.

> IOW: better changelogs, please.

Sorry.


      reply	other threads:[~2008-10-28 11:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-23 18:33 Dean Nelson
2008-10-27 22:02 ` Andrew Morton
2008-10-28 11:17   ` Dean Nelson [this message]

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