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SubjectRe: [patch 2/7] Immediate Values - Kconfig menu in EMBEDDED
On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 14:42:26 -0400 Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:

> init/Kconfig | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 21 insertions(+)
>
> Index: linux-2.6-lttng/init/Kconfig
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6-lttng.orig/init/Kconfig 2007-09-04 11:53:59.000000000 -0400
> +++ linux-2.6-lttng/init/Kconfig 2007-09-04 12:12:03.000000000 -0400
> @@ -407,6 +407,17 @@ config CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE
> config SYSCTL
> bool
>
> +config IMMEDIATE
> + default y if !DISABLE_IMMEDIATE
> + depends on X86_32 || PPC || PPC64
> + bool
> + help
> + Immediate values are used as read mostly variables that are rarely

read-mostly

> + updated. They use code patching to modify the values inscribed in the
> + instruction stream. It provides a way to save precious cache lines

They .... (then) It ...
so choose one of the other. I think I prefer "They".
> + that would otherwise have to be used by these variables. Can be
> + disabled through the EMBEDDED menu.
> +
> menuconfig EMBEDDED
> bool "Configure standard kernel features (for small systems)"
> help

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~Randy
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