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Discussing the x86 Merge

Sep 18, 2007, 09:30 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Sam Ravnborg took a look at the x86 unification patches and commented, 'from the mails and discussions I expected it be be obvious what was i386 only, what was shared and what was x86_64 only.' He listed 16 files in x86/pci and noted, 'in the filename there is NOTHING for most of the non-shared code that tell that this file is used by only i386 or x86_64.' Andi Kleen concurred, 'exactly my point from KS. The big mash-up will not really make much difference in terms of Makefile clarity or whatever Thomas' point was. Apparently he wanted to eliminate a few lines of code from the Makefile and merge the header files completely...?'"

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