Discussing the x86 Merge

“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…?'”