Re: [PATCH 20/22] PCI Error Recovery: e100 network device driver
From: Paul Mackerras
Date: Wed Oct 12 2005 - 00:58:02 EST
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 05:10:56PM -0700, Greg KH was heard to remark:
> > On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 06:57:29PM -0500, linas wrote:
> > > +config E100_EEH_RECOVERY
> > > + bool "Enable PCI bus error recovery"
> > > + depends on E100 && PPC_PSERIES
> > > + help
> > > + If you say Y here, the driver will be able to recover from
> > > + PCI bus errors on many PowerPC platforms. IBM pSeries users
> > > + should answer Y.
> > Why make a config option for this at all? Who would turn it off?
> I wanted to have this turned off for anyone who didn't have
> hardware capable of supporting this, and didn't really think
> about how to hide this from the menu. I guess its best to
> just plain hide this, keep the menus from getting cluttered.
I would think we could have one config option to enable PCI bus error
recovery generally, and have the code in the drivers enabled by that.
I don't think we need an individual config option for each driver to
enable PCI error recovery.
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