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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] change name of rep_nop
    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 ??

    Some of the bits I've planned for setup.c in 2.5 will make this
    look not so bad. Its grown quite large, and is continuing to do so
    as more and more vendors make more and more hardware bugs for us
    to work around.

    Splitting out things like the memory detection to a seperate
    file should bring this back down to a more sensible size.



    | Dave Jones.
    | SuSE Labs

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