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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.


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