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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/18] Make common x86 arch area for i386 and x86_64 - Take 2


On Wed, 14 Mar 2007, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> and that's how i think unification of architectures should be done: move
> code into kernel/* and drivers/*, _not_ into another architecture. That
> way all architectures benefit.

Don't be silly.

Did you even *look* at the patches?

We're talking about things like

b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/powernow-k8.h

so please tell me what drugs you are on that say that we should move this
into kernel/* and drivers/* and make all architectures benefit. It's
*x86* specific, it's just that k8 exists both in 32-bit and 64-bit land.
The file is *already* shared, it's just that right now it is not in a
shared location. Right now it is in arch/i386/ (as if it was
i386-specific) and then x86-64 includes it with:

arch/x86_64/kernel/cpufreq/Makefile:

#
# Reuse the i386 cpufreq drivers
#

SRCDIR := ../../../i386/kernel/cpu/cpufreq

and anybody who thinks this is "nice" simply has no taste at all.

Linus
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