Re: [PATCH 2.6.15] ia64: use i386 dmi_scan.c

From: Andi Kleen <>
Date: 2006-01-14 12:19:39
On Saturday 14 January 2006 01:24, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Friday 06 January 2006 15:39, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > diff --git a/arch/ia64/Kconfig b/arch/ia64/Kconfig
> > ...
> > +config DMI
> > +       bool
> > +       default y
> Should we have a way to turn this off?

At least on i386/x86-64 it is largely used for hardware/firmware bug 
workaround and these have been traditionally always compiled in

Or do you want to spend a lot of time on a bug report from
a user only to discover they didn't enable the workarounds for
their particular platform?

You might not need that right now but I can predict that 
at some point you'll need board specific workarounds - and
then it will be very useful to have.

> > diff --git a/arch/ia64/kernel/Makefile b/arch/ia64/kernel/Makefile
> > ...
> > +dmi_scan-y                     += ../../i386/kernel/dmi_scan.o
> Ugh.  I really hate this sort of sharing.  Could dmi_scan.c go in
> drivers/firmware/ or something instead?

Well, i suppose it will be more common in the future. Perhaps
get over that particular hatered?

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