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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [58/58] x86: remove support for the Rise CPU
On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 11:45:29AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Googling for the printk string "CPU: Rise iDragon" didn't find any dmesg
> > available online.
> >
> > If it turns out that against all expectations there are actually users
> > reverting this patch would be easy.
> >
> > This patch will make the kernel images smaller by a few bytes for all
> > i386 users.
>
> Why bother. Its a tiny tiny amount of code and it requires no maintenance
> so it achieves nothing by leaving it alone and risks (slight I admit)
> breaking someones box.

- It's not only code, it also bloats everyone's kernel image.
- All it did was to fiddle with capabilities - if any computer with
a Rise cpu running Linux actually exists it should still work.
- It's highly unlikely that we had any user of this code.

> Alan

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Adrian

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