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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 1/6] kconfigurable resources core changes
On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 02:33:48PM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
>
> On May 5, 2006, at 12:28 PM, Vivek Goyal wrote:
>
> >
> >
> >o Core changes for Kconfigurable memory and IO resources. By
> >default resources
> > are 64bit until chosen to be 32bit.
> >
> >o Last time I posted the patches for 64bit memory resources but it
> >raised
> > the concerns regarding code bloat on 32bit systems who use 32 bit
> > resources.
> >
> >o This patch-set allows resources to be kconfigurable.
> >
> >o I have done cross compilation on i386, x86_64, ppc, powerpc,
> >sparc, sparc64
> > ia64 and alpha.
> >
> >Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
> >---
>
> [snip]
>
> I didn't think the bloat was a big issue based on the numbers you
> reported. I'd still prefer to see us just move to a 64-bit resource
> on all systems.

I had also thought that bloat was not a big issue but Andrew thinks
otherwise. Here is the link to the thread.

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=114626907106986&w=2
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=114635425606186&w=2

In the latest patches, 64bit resources are default but one can force
these to be 32bit.

Thanks
Vivek
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