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SubjectRe: arch/xen is a bad idea

> > > 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".

People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
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