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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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    of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
    "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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