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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Replacing __SMP__ by CONFIG_SMP globally in linux-2.3.39.
    Niels Kristian Bech Jensen wrote:

    >> > So, if such a patch goes into the kernel, module makefiles now have
    >> > to be modified to define "CONFIG_SMP" instead of "__SMP__" which,
    >> > since they may not even have a "configuration", becomes just another
    >> > PITA to support "change for the sake of change".
    >> >
    >> The purpose is to get rid of what I consider an ugly hack. Since
    >> CONFIG_SMP is a proper config option, it and only it should be used IMHO.
    >> What is the purpose of having a config option symbol (CONFIG_SMP) define
    >> another symbol (__SMP__) ?

    > The first to define a symbol makes the rule. How do you claim that
    > "CONFIG_SMP" is any more `proper` than "__SMP__" ?

    For one, the build-dependency system of the kernel can handle CONFIG_SMP.

    Arjan van de Ven

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