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SubjectRe: [RFC] Consolidate files
David Mosberger <> writes:

> Kai> I would suggest an approach like the following, of course
> Kai> showing only a first simple step. A series of steps like this
> Kai> should allow for a serious reduction in size of
> Kai> arch/*/ already, while being obviously correct and
> Kai> allowing archs to do their own special thing if necessary (in
> Kai> particular, IA64 seems to differ from all the other archs).
> The only real difference for the ia64 is that it
> generates correct physical addressess, so that the boot loader doesn't
> have to know anything about the virtual layout of the kernel.
> Something that might be useful for other arches as well...

Thank you. I appreciate it.

Having the physical addresses there makes writing a sane bootloader

Alpha practically does this except there is a fixed virtual offset added to

In general anything that gives us correct physical addresses makes
like much simpler on the bootloader..

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