On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 06:47:30PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 08:57:44AM -0700, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> > On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 12:06:45PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> > > Well, the surprise is going to happen in drivers, I'm afraid...
> > Linux drivers as a whole are 64-bit clean; alpha's been around for a
> > long time. MIPS-only devices might be dirtier.
> Not really true - I just stumbled over the cyclades multiport driver
> which says to work on alpha for a long time - But it doesnt on
> Sparc64 due to the porters misunderstanding on typedefs for the
> driver internals. (Alpha and i386 are happy with char irqs e.g.).
I must say I find this entire discussion bewildering: one example does
not mean that Linux drivers are not "as a whole" 64-bit clean.
Another poster thought that things like ISA and Turbochannel devices
were a counter-example. Well, no.