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SubjectRe: 2.6.1-rc1-tiny2
On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 06:08:03PM +1100, Nick Piggin wrote:
> Matt Mackall wrote:
> >On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 05:33:58PM +1100, Nick Piggin wrote:
> >>Have you considered Adrian Bunk's CPU selection rationalisation work?
> >>
> >
> >Vaguely aware of it.
> >
> Basically, because the types of x86 cpus are only partially ordered,
> and a the CPU selection somehow tries to follow the rule "this CPU or
> higher", there ends up being a bit of stuff included which doesn't
> need to be. Not sure what the savings add up to though...

Some savings are possible as a side effect of my patch (the main goal
is to make the selection of multiple CPUs more user friendly).

I'll send the patch and 2 proof of concept space saving patches as
replies to this mail.



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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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