Re: patch to drivers/net/8390.c

Jes Sorensen (
01 Dec 1998 13:56:00 +0100

>>>>> "Krzysztof" == Krzysztof G Baranowski <> writes:

Krzysztof> On 1 Dec 1998, Jes Sorensen wrote:
>> Maybe there should but it still doesn't make it correct to revert
>> other peoples' patches just because one doesn't seem to need it.
>> Instead of looking at a new kernel release with the 'lets see if we
>> can get rid of this patch' eyes, it would be nice if some people
>> applied 'I wonder why this is necessary' strategy and started
>> looking at the code instead.

Krzysztof> You are right. However we live in the Real
Krzysztof> World(tm)... Linux is gaining popularity, so there is
Krzysztof> nothing strange that a lot of users are gathering around
Krzysztof> the kernel trying to fix whatever they can.

It is not unreasonable to ask people in the real world to look at the
code and consider more than just their own configuration.

Krzysztof> [1] Btw, was this the fix related to some
Krzysztof> ne.o oops (NULL pointer IIRC) on Alpha that was reported
Krzysztof> lately ?

No it is only used for machines which have NE2K chips memory mapped
rather than on an ISA style I/O bus. Macs, Amigas etc.


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