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    SubjectRe: [RFC, Announce] Unified x86 architecture, arch/x86
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    On Saturday 21 July 2007 09:35:33 Adrian Bunk wrote:

    > The problem with the current "merging" is that it's extremely hard to
    > figure out whether some code in x86_64 might be using some code in i386
    > since there are currently 5 (five) different mechanisms used for sharing
    > code between the two architectures.
    >
    > It happens so often that someone accidentally breaks one architecture
    > because he didn't notice the code also gets used on the other
    > architecture.

    That's not changing at all. Especially with even more sharing, (than I think
    would be prudent) like Thomas treated, you'll likely have to test compile both
    for most changes.

    -Andi
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