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SubjectRe: [PATCH] replace "make ARCH=i386/x86_64 with make ARCH=x86"
On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 04:52:47PM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Nov 2007 00:48:26 +0100
> Sam Ravnborg <> wrote:
> > This patchset unify the i386 and x86_64 Kconfig
> > files for x86.
> > In addition it replaces the use of ARCH=i386 and
> > ARCH=x86_64 with the more intuitive ARCH=x86.
> >
> > The primary purpose of this patch serie is to
> > enable make ARCH=x86 and let the config decide
> > if we are building for 32 or 64 bit.
> >
> > But we will break quite a high number of
> > scripts with this change.
> > What is the desired behaviour when specifying:
> > make ARCH=i386
> > and
> > make ARCH=x86_64
> I would say.. just print a very very nasty warning, wait 20 seconds,
> and then pretend it was passed as x86
> and then remove in the next release (assuming the code isn't too ugly)

I'd suggest exit'ing after printing a helpful note.

The user will anyway have to adjust his build environment, so let's make
a clear cut now.

> other than that.. just break it now in 2.6.24; people at least remember
> .24 as the release that unified, so they expect changes there... they
> won't expect them for .25 or later



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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