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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



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