[PATCH] remove obsolete arch/ppc/8xx_io/uart.c

Dan Malek dan at embeddededge.com
Fri Oct 8 07:37:06 EST 2004

On Oct 7, 2004, at 2:48 PM, Tom Rini wrote:

>>   CONFIG_8xx_UART
> Not all of these options exist in linux-2.6.

Why not?  They must or some equivalent to get these features.
I dislike this 2.6 "forward progress" that continually removes
features we have deemed necessary in previous kernel versions.

> I think this had been discussed before, but perhaps not.  What should
> happen at some point is something more like "Do you hae SMC1 ? What is
> it? Do you have SMC2 ? What is it? Do youhave SCC1? What is it?" and so
> on.  For now, I wouldn't worry about it.

I don't understand the "what is it?" part of these questions.  As I
have continually pointed out over the years, we don't have "SMC" or
"SCC" drivers.  We have UART drivers that use SMCs or SCC, Ethernet
drivers that use SCCs or FECs, audio drivers that use SMCs or SCCs,
and so on.  It's a subtle but important configuration selection.  You
select the feature you want (uart, Ethernet, audio, ATM, etc.), then
you can be further prompted for peripheral routing information if 
We have discussed this at length in the past.


	-- Dan

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