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Re: [PATCH] make PIIX4 ide driver available for MIPS

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] make PIIX4 ide driver available for MIPS
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 16:56:25 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20020724164602.E28010@dea.linux-mips.net>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Wed, 24 Jul 2002, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> >  It's actually weird there are any CPU conditionals there at all.  The
> > PIIX4 is a generic PCI-ISA bridge after all, so it can be used on any
> > system equipped with a PCI bus.  DEC Alpha systems used to use Intel's
> > bridges for EISA and ISA busses as well.
> 
> I bet it's historical reasons and the whole architecture conditional
> plain should go away ...

 The explicit support for the PIIX family is relatively new, IIRC.  I
suppose it's rather the "it's an Intel, so obviously it works with an
Intel only" thinking.  I'm for the removal as well.

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