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SubjectRe: various cpu patches [was: (resend) take3: Updated CPU Hotplug patches]
On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 12:03:48AM -0700, Paul Jackson wrote:
> Hmmm .. we're getting backed up here. Sure glad Andrew's got the job of
> conducting this, not me ...
> The purpose of this message is to list several patches that are
> interacting, and the order that I'm guessing Andrew will end up taking
> them. I claim no authority, and at best very limited forecasting
> ability.
> This is just to put a source of possible confusions on the table,
> by running it up the flagpole, and inviting the shooting to begin.
> The following patches are colliding or interacting, listed in the order
> that I'm guessing they will end up going into *-mm, and with my guess of
> their current status:
> 1. Nick Piggin's sched_domains patches (in *-mm now)
> 2. Ashok Raj's CPU Hotplug patches for IA64 (sent back to author for repair)
> 3. Paul Jackson's bitmap/cpumask cleanup (in my workarea ready to submit)
> 4. John Reiser's bssprot (unrelated, except for ia64 friendly fire damage)
> 5. Matthew Dobson's nodemask_t (in Matthew's workarea, ready to submit)
> 6. Andi Kleen's numa placement (being reviewed now, I think)

I don't see any essential interaction between these patches. This appears
to be 100% mergewerk. I don't think there's any essential conflict, just
potential PITA rediffing for the (re)senders if/when they touch the same
lines of code and things get accepted in a different order from what ppl
merged their stuff against. As far as I'm concerned, business as usual.

-- wli
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