[2.6 patch] ARM: always select HAVE_IDE

Russell King rmk+lkml at arm.linux.org.uk
Sat Apr 19 07:33:56 EDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 04:25:07PM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> You have a point that one might argue that avr32 should also select 
> HAVE_IDE and get an asm/ide.h .
> The main difference between avr32 and arm is that on arm there are a 
> bunch of platforms that actually want to use drivers/ide/ at the moment, 
> and the fine-grained select's we have at the moment don't bring any real 
> gain.
> I do actually not care much how this gets resolved (we could even 
> ditch HAVE_IDE and provide asm/ide.h on all architectures) if there's 
> general agreement that this is the way to go.

That is probably a more correct approach.

Consider that if you do have PCMCIA, then you can plug a CF card in and,
therefore, you have an IDE interface in the system.  So, selecting
HAVE_IDE if PCMCIA is enabled is entirely reasonable.  What isn't so
reasonable is not providing asm/ide.h if your architecture has the
possibility of supporting PCMCIA.

Russell King
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