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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/11 v3] enable "make ARCH=x86"
Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> This is the patch that get rid of ARCH=i386 and ARCH=x86_64
> and introduce ARCH=x86.
> It touches several files but the changes are all one or two-liners.
>
> x86: drop backward compatibility symlinks to i386/boot and x86_64/boot
> kbuild: sanity check the specified arch


IMO it negatives impacts the workflow when you -remove- the ability to
set 32/64-bit on the make command line.

Building and testing for both architectures now requires the additional
step of editing .config, which is a clear workflow negative impact at
least for me.

I switch between other cross-compiled arches (alpha, usually) on the
makefile command line

Yes, I know other 32/64-bit arches require .config editing. That
doesn't change the basic fact that this is a workflow regression.

Jeff


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