[RFC,PATCH] Cleanup PC parallel port Kconfig

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Jun 15 01:43:43 EDT 2011

On 06/14/2011 09:40 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 12:18:36AM -0400, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> On 06/14/2011 03:34 PM, Ralf Baechle wrote:
>>> There is no point in offering to build something that couldn't possibly be
>>> used.  It just makes the kernel harder to configure and inflates the test
>>> matrix for no good reason.
>> I see... that's why a bunch of devices that only exist on ARM and MIPS
>> SoCs are offered on x86 platforms?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_wrongs_make_a_right

Except in this case it's not wrong.  It was done that way because it was
discovered a long time ago that restricting drivers that were not
*inherently* limited to specific platform just resulted in more bitrot
and nasty surprises for the users who *did* need specific things after
all, even though the maintainers had not thought so.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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