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SubjectRe: [PATCH] asm-generic magic
Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Wed, May 07, 2003 at 02:35:42AM -0700, george anzinger wrote:
>>If the arch wanted to supply only some of the content, the configure
>>option as is used with some today, is still available. CURRENT USAGE
> The usage of magic symlinks shall be kept minimal.
> The asm -> $(ARCH)-asm symlink already has caused me troubles when
> doing cross compilation. Also the separate obj tree patch treats
> the symlink with special care.
> the gain should be high introducing one more symlink.
> For what I understood the gain is only to avoid a couple of
> one line files that include another file. Not enough to justify a
> second symlink IMHO.

That is a good point. To the other side, the symlink is arch
independent and is just "asm->." Also, if you are introducing a file
with asm code, you either cause all "other" archs to fail (till they
catch up) or you must introduce the simple one line file in each arch.

George Anzinger
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