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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] md: drivers/md/unroll.pl replaced with awk analog
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On Monday 05 October 2009 18:57:14 berk walker wrote:
> Rob Landley wrote:
> > On Monday 05 October 2009 11:01:39 Vladimir Dronnikov wrote:
> >> From: Vladimir Dronnikov <dronnikov@gmail.com>
> >>
> >> drivers/md/unroll.pl replaced by awk script to drop build-time
> >> dependency on perl
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Vladimir Dronnikov <dronnikov@gmail.com>
> >
> > Acked-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
> >
> > We already discussed this on another mailing list, thread starts at:
> >
> > http://lists.impactlinux.com/pipermail/firmware-impactlinux.com/2009-Octo
> >ber/000328.html
> >
> > I've added this as patch #4 in the perl removal series I've submitted
> > during the last few merge windows.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rob
>
> Why is perl being removed? [I know that I have missed a lot]
> berk-

Before 2.6.25 the kernel build had never used perl, and the first perl removal
patches were submitted for 2.6.26, so the real question is "why was it added,
and was it worth it?"

There was a long thread on an earlier submission of the patches, which Alan
Cox concluded (as far as I'm concerned, unless Linus, Andrew Morton, or maybe
Al Viro want to weigh in) with this post:

http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0901.1/02108.html

Archives are linked from there, you might have to check adjacent weeks too.

Rob
--
Latency is more important than throughput. It's that simple. - Linus Torvalds


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