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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/24] Unify integer type definitions, and add fixed type constructor macros
Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Friday 25 April 2008, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> This patchset unifies the integer definitions across all the
>> <asm-*/types.h> files, replacing them with two asm-generic files, one
>> for the LL64 model (all 32-bit architectures plus x86-64) and one for
>> the L64 model (all other 64-bit architectures.)
>
> I started hacking on a similar patch just yesterday, but with a slightly
> different goal. My intention was to move the headers in a direction
> where a new architecture (microblaze being the next one) would no longer
> have to care about ABI defining headers at all, but just use the defaults
> from a single #include line.
>
> I could deal with x86 by leaving the current asm-x86/types.h in place,
> and change all the others so they can use the common one. The only
> difference here would be umode_t and dma_addr_t, which are irregularly
> defined on a few architectures, but we can assume reasonable defaults, as in
>

It seems reasonable to implement what you are proposing on top of my
changes, IMO.

-hpa


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