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    SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.24-rc1
    On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 02:12:18PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > > The Makefile stuff is trivial to merge.
    > yes. But even Makefile merging can be surprisingly nontrivial at times:
    > we had bugs in earlier versions of the unification due to link ordering
    > and silent init section dependencies in the code. When we unified the
    > makefiles certain init code broke because the initcall ordering changed.
    > That's why we went for the "stupid, mechanic unification" approach first
    > - to always have a 100% correct fallback position that people can bisect
    > to.

    With trivial I thought of:
    ifeq ($(ARCH),x86_64)
    include arch/x86/Makefile_64
    include arch/x86/Makefile_32

    And common stuff could be put before/after the include.

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