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Re: what is the whole purpose of kernel-image-di?

On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 10:34:52PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > 2.4.1 kernel.org does not build on PPC.  Sigh.
> 2.4.0 is ok, right? I guess I'll hold off of 2.4.1 for now..

Not sure.

> > Other architectures will want a radically simplified detection scheme. 
> > PPC (mostly) has no legacy ISA or such; everything should show up in
> > the kernel's PCI probes.  That should make things much nicer.
> Hardware detection is a place where despite Ben's protests, modularity
> really does work. For i386 network cards, we have ethdetect which
> autoprobes the card and loads the driver. For sparc we can have an
> essentially dummy package that makes sure one of the drivers built into
> the kernel found something. For ppc we can do something else. Other modules 
> that need to actually make use of the network connection then depend on a 
> virtual package that is provided by all of the above.

I'd rather separate PCI detection out from legacy detection in a common
ethdetect module, honestly.  That'll work exactly the same.


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