Re: [PARPORT] Re: ppa and Red Hat Rawhide 1.1.0-1

David Campbell (
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 17:53:54 +0800

From: Philip Blundell <>

> Obviously this doesn't quite work if you have more than
> one type of parallel port, but only about one user in a million is in that
> situation and they can sort it out for themselves. :-)

Mental note:
Forward all problems related to forgetting to load parport modules to Phil.

I can assure you that it isn't the "one user in a million". I can also assure you
that it is possible to build a kernel without low level parport support. Perhaps
we need #define sequence to kill the kernel compile if the user forgot to
select parport_pc (or similar) even as a module. I myself have been caught a
several times by this one. Perhaps we need to edit the file to force
parport_pc to be modularised by default.


#error No low level parport driver specified.

BTW: When coding parport-scsi I chose not to have *another* core module.
Currently with ppa you require the following:
Just to get to the ZIP disk, this doesn't count "vfat" as a module. I didn't think
another module would go down well.

Appologies for being a bit abrasive here but completely rewriting drivers
(almost from scratch) does that to me...

David Campbell

Current project list:
a) Maintain Linux ZIP drivers (documentation needed)
b) Create Linux chipset specific parport drivers
c) Start on ParSCSI drivers (75% complete)

Any assistance to clearing this list most welcome

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