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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Cc: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"the arch/x86 maintainers" <x86@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] x86: drop support for 1995 era EISA based platforms
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:16:18 +1200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CA+55aFzN2PvWJ6g1Vbe-_oODyX7EiSeDhw5SD=wJeyENnHX41A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.2.11.1501200350230.28301@eddie.linux-mips.org>

On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 4:05 PM, Maciej W. Rozycki <macro@linux-mips.org> wrote:
>
>  Well, I'd like to keep my x86 box up and alive, to support EISA FDDI
> equipment I maintain if nothing else -- which in particular means the
> current head version of Linux, not some ancient branch.

So if we actually have a user, and it works, then no, we're not
removing EISA support. It's not like it hurts us or is in some way
fundamentally broken, like the old i386 code was (i386 kernel page
fault semantics really were broken, and the lack of some instructions
made it more painful to maintain than needed - not like EISA at all,
which is just a pure add-on on the side).

              Linus

  reply	other threads:[~2015-01-20  6:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-20  3:18 [PATCH 0/3] x86: drop EISA support from x86_32 builds Paul Gortmaker
2015-01-20  3:18 ` [PATCH 1/3] x86: rename eisa_set_level_irq to elcr_set_level_irq Paul Gortmaker
2015-01-20  3:18 ` [PATCH 2/3] x86: delete EISA_VLB_PRIMING Kconfig option and code Paul Gortmaker
2015-01-20  3:18 ` [PATCH 3/3] x86: drop support for 1995 era EISA based platforms Paul Gortmaker
2015-01-20  4:05   ` Maciej W. Rozycki
2015-01-20  6:16     ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2015-01-20 19:50       ` Maciej W. Rozycki
2015-01-21 16:42 tedheadster

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