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From: George Greer <greerga@m-l.org>
To: Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@suse.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] change name of rep_nop
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 01:01:47 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0110090059210.11296-100000@bacon.van.m-l.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0110090120540.5479-100000@Appserv.suse.de>

On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Dave Jones wrote:

>On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
>
>> That raises the question of whether x86 should seperate the "386" "486" ..
>> kernels by adding "Generic" for building a kernel that has all the work
>> arounds for everyones randomly buggy processors
>
>How do you propose to do this without turning setup.c and friends
>into a #ifdef nightmare ? setup_intel.c, setup_amd.c etc ??

I did a patch for that in the 2.2.x days that simply modified the existing
#ifdef's to be more specific.  The Configure file then set define_bool
options correctly for whatever option you chose. It was a very simple
strategy, but not a completely comprehensive patch.

-- 
George Greer, greerga@m-l.org
http://www.m-l.org/~greerga/


  parent reply	other threads:[~2001-10-09  5:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-10-05 10:46 Paul Mackerras
2001-10-05 14:37 ` Alan Cox
2001-10-05 18:06   ` Peter Rival
2001-10-05 23:28   ` Paul Mackerras
2001-10-05 23:54     ` Martin J. Bligh
2001-10-06  1:40     ` Paul Mackerras
2001-10-08 19:27       ` Peter Rival
2001-10-08 22:36       ` David Woodhouse
2001-10-08 22:49         ` Alan Cox
2001-10-08 23:06         ` David Woodhouse
2001-10-08 23:42           ` David Woodhouse
2001-10-08 23:46           ` David S. Miller
2001-10-08 23:08         ` David S. Miller
2001-10-08 23:46         ` Linus Torvalds
2001-10-09  0:03           ` David Woodhouse
2001-10-08 22:46       ` David S. Miller
2001-10-08 23:16         ` Alan Cox
2001-10-08 23:24           ` Dave Jones
2001-10-08 23:33             ` Alan Cox
2001-10-09  5:01             ` George Greer [this message]
2001-10-08 23:30           ` David S. Miller
2001-10-09 10:33           ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2001-10-09 11:30             ` Keith Owens
2001-10-09 12:13               ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2001-10-09 12:15               ` Alan Cox
2001-10-09  8:51 Etienne Lorrain
2001-10-09 11:30 ` Alan Cox

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