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    SubjectRe: [patch] 2.6.1-mm5 compile do not use shared extable code for ia64
    >>>>> On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 19:56:26 +1100, Paul Mackerras <> said:

    Paul> David Mosberger writes:
    >> How about the attached one? It will touch memory more when
    >> moving an element down, but we're talking about exception tables
    >> here, and I don't think module loading time would be affected in
    >> any noticable fashion.

    Paul> Hmmm... Stylistically I much prefer to pick up the new
    Paul> element, move the others up and just drop the new element in
    Paul> where it should go, rather than doing swap, swap, swap down
    Paul> the list.

    Sure, the latter can be done, too.

    Paul> Also, I don't think there is enough code there to be worth the
    Paul> bother of trying to abstract the generic routine so you can
    Paul> plug in different compare and move-element routines. The
    Paul> whole sort routine is only 16 lines of code, after all. Why
    Paul> not just have an ia64-specific version of sort_extable?
    Paul> That's what I thought you would do.

    Because the Alpha needs exactly the same code.

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