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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86, hweight: Fix UML boot crash
    On 05/30/2010 01:17 PM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
    >>> This bothers me, because it really feels like something is fundamentally
    >>> broken in UML tryingto track the upstream architecture, and this is just
    >>> a bandage.
    >> First of all, scratch that patch. It is indeed dumb idea to sprinkle UML
    >> special cases in x86 just because they include it.
    >> Which begs the question why _is_ UML sucking in x86 stuff and can anyone
    >> provide us with some sensible reasons? Because if there aren't any, it
    >> is their includes that should be fixed. Let me see what I can do to
    >> redirect hweight stuff properly...
    > Ok, AFAICT UML is sucking in the includes of the sub-architecture the
    > UML "guest" is running on. See below¹ for the whole gcc string make
    > executes. Among the switches is
    > "-I/home/boris/kernel/linux-2.6/arch/x86/include"
    > so there will be no untangling today. Instead, we could do another
    > bandaid which is confined to UML include space only and redirect
    > arch_hweight.h includes to the generic ones. Check this out, it seems to
    > work here:

    That looks better to me, although I'm still wondering why UML can't
    stomach the register-saving tricks... it is not at all "obvious" why
    that can't be done.

    Perhaps we can get Jeff to comment on this?


    H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
    I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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