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Re: [patch] Re: Gigabit Kconfig problems with yesterday's update

To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [patch] Re: Gigabit Kconfig problems with yesterday's update
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 08:32:11 +0100
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On Sun, May 30, 2004 at 01:06:53PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> is it really sane these days to split out gigabit from the "regular" 
> ethernets? gigabit ethernet is getting quite a bit more common than it 
> used to be, and a lot of the gigabit devices are just "standard ethernet" 
> as far as the user is concerned, and in fact they are often _used_ in just 
> regular 10/100Mbps setups.

Or have a gige chip that's crippled to do only 10/100, like the sungem
on my ibook.

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