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SubjectRe: [GIT] Sparc
On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 11:13:52AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:46:34PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > With special guest sparc64 assembler hacker, Paul E. McKenney.
> > >
> > > Oh christ. You're teaching *more* people about sparc64?
> > You do not get it...
> >
> > How many people are pondering around tweaking every bit of x86
> > specific code? A lot! Let them have fun competing :-)
>
> I wish it was so! In reality there's really just a handful of
> people looking at actual x86 assembly code. I don't know whether
> I've ever seen a conflict between substantial x86 assembly
> patches, in the last 4 years since I co-maintain the x86
> architecture ...

Hmm...

lines of c files lines of S files
x86 183609 27130
sparc 66823 25852

There is more than just assembly when dealign with an architecture.
And honestly I do not "speak" neither sparc nor x86 assembly.

Sam


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