[2.6 patch] ARM: always select HAVE_IDE

Adrian Bunk bunk at kernel.org
Thu Apr 17 06:48:36 EDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 10:59:16AM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 12:37:53PM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > Any objections against the patch below?
> Let's look at the rest of the situation surrounding HAVE_IDE first.
> It's something of a mess:
> avr32, m68knommu, ppc, s390 and v850 do not have asm/ide.h
> avr32, m68knommu, ppc, v850 all set HAVE_IDE, arch/s390/Kconfig contains
> no reference.
> avr32 supports PATA (which is IDE).
> Everything else provides an asm/ide.h and sets HAVE_IDE.
> So:
> Q1. Do avr32, m68knommu, ppc, v850 have IDE support or do they not?

avr32 is fixed in 2.6.25 (no more HAVE_IDE)
m68knommu I'll check
ppc arch will be removed in 2 months
v850 arch is completely hosed, and I'm already trying to get it removed

> Q2. Should avr32, m68knommu, ppc, v850 supply an asm/ide.h header?
> Q3. Is it worth supporting HAVE_IDE for all kernel architectures when
>     its just one (s390) which supports neither IDE nor ATA - or would
>     something more generic covering both be appropriate.
> -- 
> Russell King



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