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    SubjectRe: arch/xen is a bad idea
    Hi!

    > > > Stunned silence I guess - merging an architecture is
    > > > usually much more controversial ;)
    > >
    > > In my opinion it's still an extremly bad idea to have arch/xen
    > > an own architecture. It will cause a lot of work long term
    > > to maintain it, especially when it gets x86-64 support too.
    > > It would be much better to just merge it with i386/x86-64.
    >
    > Andi, I totally agree that merging into i386 could be a long term
    > goal. However, its just not feasible right now. The changes
    > required are way too intrusive. We put considerable effort into
    > investigating this approach, but came to the conclusion that with
    > the current structure of arch i386 it was going to be way too
    > messy.

    BTW if you merge xen as separate architecture, it will be *very* hard
    to merge it back to i386. That patch would be huge, and would need to
    go in "atomically".

    Pavel
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