[PATCHSET] "obsolete" patchset (formerly pcmcia-b12) re-diffed and updated

Dominik Brodowski linux at dominikbrodowski.de
Sun May 16 19:29:14 EDT 2004

Hi Pavel,

On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 12:07:18PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > I've just re-diffed my proposal for a patchset formerly named
> > "12-pcmcia", now named "b110-obsolete". It is built on top of
> > 2.6.6-bk-current and "b100-socket_sysfs", which is available at
> >
> > http://www.brodo.de/patches/2004-05-16/pcmcia-b100.tar.bz2
> Could you please make directories on your website browseable?

Unfortunately, I cannot do this -- I have no good access to my website
(mass-commercial ISP), and cannot configure it properly to my needs. Sorry
about that.

> > The rest of drivers/pcmcia/bulkmem.c is only used by code
> > relevant for 16-bit PCMCIA devices. So, link it with ds instead
> > of with cs. The newly created module pcmcia.ko contains a MODULE_ALIAS()
> > for the name "ds" so that backwards compatibility is ensured.
> While at that, maybe "pcmcia_core" should be renamed to "pccard_core" in
> the same way?  It's better to do it in once step.

If Russell agrees on that, sure. Note that the switch from "ds" to "pcmcia"
is only necessary as I want to compile >= 2 .c files into one module; and
I don't want to "mv ds.c somethingelse.c"...

>  Somebody might have to
> change some scripts despite the aliases, and they will appreciate not
> having to deal with intervals between 2.6.x and 2.6.y when one module was
> renamed and the other wasn't.

Agreed. But only if we indeed want that name change.

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