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From: (Eric W. Biederman)
To: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Cc: Andi Kleen <>, Michael McConnell <>,
Subject: Re: MAINTAINERS file out of date?
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 11:02:02 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (H. Peter Anvin's message of "Fri, 27 Apr 2007 08:56:30 -0700")

"H. Peter Anvin" <> writes:

> Andi Kleen wrote:
>>> A lot of that code (although, of course, not all) could be written in C,
>>> though.  I'm thinking of taking a stab at rewriting it that way.
>> That would require a new compiler, right? I don't think that would
>> make users very happy.
>> Besides the code is not exactly that maintenance intensive and only
>> changes rarely so I don't need a pressing need to rewrite it
> No, it would not need a new compiler.  All it requires is gcc plus a
> reasonably recent binutils which you need anyway.

There opportunities to enhance this code without writing it in C.
Such as building the code out comprehensible single of subroutines,
with a well defined calling sequence.

The big benefit when you can go to C is that you can include headers
from elsewhere in the kernel and since setup.S is increasingly
becoming optional it has a fixed interface to the rest of
the kernel, so there is much less opportunity for enhancement there.


      reply	other threads:[~2007-04-27 17:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-04-26 22:19 Michael McConnell
2007-04-26 23:13 ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27  1:09   ` WANG Cong
2007-04-27  1:12     ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27  2:32       ` WANG Cong
2007-04-27  4:22         ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-04-27  5:16           ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27  5:24             ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-04-27  5:27               ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27 10:28                 ` WANG Cong
2007-04-27 15:55                   ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27 10:34             ` Andi Kleen
2007-04-27 15:56               ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27 17:02                 ` Eric W. Biederman [this message]

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