On Sun, May 11, 2003 at 09:45:21PM +0200, Eric Noack wrote:
> I agree that extra useflags arent such a good idea ;)
> Since the "Configure" of pcmcia-cs is not autogenerated but handmade, and
> the kernel configuration is allready read there, the hisax support of the interesting cards should
> be easy to check, so the ebuild will only do an extra patch.
> So my original question has been answered by the code already :)
good point. We can just add another fun sed line based on the
success/failure of the test on the kernel config.
> However its the question if it would be better to provide a patch "with" the sources of
> these *_cs.c pcmcia client drivers, that could break with the hisax part of the driver,
> or copy the kernel _cs.c files of this clients, which could possibly break with the pcmcia part.
> I personally would prefer trying to copy & compile the sources from the kernel dir, to fit against
> latest patches to the isdn and HiSax subsystem.
yeah. i agree now that i think more on it.
> I dont think the pcmcia system in the 2.4 kernel would be changed to a level where
> a _cs.c file from the kernel wouldnt compile with the pcmcia_cs pcmcia sub-system anymore,
> since that would affect the cardmgr and such, which comes always with pcmcia-cs
> and would have to comply with kernel-pcmcia in that case, too.
> It is theoretically possible, but a change to the isdn system or comunication between the
> hisax part and the _cs part of the same card driver is more likely, and would break _cs parts
> supplied by a patch to pcmcia_cs directly.
yeah. i thought of that right after i sent the email. Make up a version
of the ebuild copying over from /usr/src/linux, and lets see how well
that works out.
> The alternative would be to provide almost the whole isdn or at least hisax support with
> pcmcia-cs like its done with WLAN card support.
> but since only 3 of the about 2 dozen ISDN cards supported by HiSax are PCMCIAs,
> this wouldnt be such a good idea i think.
i agree; i think this would would be extra work, and a waste of time for people
when it's a small enough thing just to include in the pcmcia-cs ebuild.
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