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SubjectRe: [PATCH for 2.6.28 stable] m68knommu: fix m68knommu defconfig can't build
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 07:44:47PM +0900, Paul Mundt wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 04:20:06PM +1000, Greg Ungerer wrote:
> > Hi Kosako,
> >
> > KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
> > >I guess nobody don't test m68knommu at all last three month.
> > >Do we still need to maintain this architecture?
> >
> > Yes, we do.
> >
> Any effort to get m68knommu folded in to m68k proper? This might help
> with some of your bitrot issues.. And likely less work to do in
> supporting those m68knommu parts that ship with MMUs ;-)
> m68knommu is the only one of the mmu/nommu variants left that ships in
> its own architecture directory rather than being folded in to its parent.
> It would be good to get rid of it one of these days.

From the outside it looks like there are indeed a whish to do so
but both m68k and m68knommu maintainers seems to be busy with other stuff.

Not that I can think of what is more important than to merge the two
architectures ;-)

If I get some spare time one day I have actually planned to try to
help a little - but that would require an active maintainer..

We just did the exercise with sparc/sparc64 unification and
if you forget the few times I broke sparc32 then it went well
with only limited problems.

One key factor why it went well was that patches were reviewed
and applied within a few days whch is why I stresses that the
maintainer needs spare time to support the effort.


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