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SubjectRe: [git pull] x86 updates for v2.6.28, phase #6, misc
Nick Piggin wrote:
> On Friday 10 October 2008 11:08, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
>
>> out-of-topic modifications in x86-v28-for-linus-phase6:
>> -------------------------------------------------------
>> include/linux/kernel.h # d974ae3: generic, memparse(): constify
>> arg include/linux/mm.h # f7d0b92: mm: define
>> USE_SPLIT_PTLOCKS rath # 59ea746: MM: virtual address debug
>> include/linux/mm_types.h # f7d0b92: mm: define USE_SPLIT_PTLOCKS
>> rath include/linux/mmdebug.h # 7aa413d: x86, MM: virtual address
>> debug, c # 59ea746: MM: virtual address debug lib/cmdline.c
>> # d974ae3: generic, memparse(): constify arg mm/vmalloc.c
>> # 7aa413d: x86, MM: virtual address debug, c # 59ea746: MM:
>> virtual address debug
>>
>
>
> How come these kinds of things go into the x86 tree? Can't they
> be sent to other maintainer first (probably Andrew, in the case
> of random -mm stuff).
>
> OK, it's pretty trivial stuff, but just on principle I can't see
> an advantage, and only disadvantages to doing this (and also I
> see the vmalloc change clashed with the vmalloc rewrite in -mm).

The memparse and split ptlocks changes went past Andrew. They ended up
in Ingo's tree because 1) they're pretty trivial, and 2) there's
x86-specific stuff which depends on them. Don't know about the vmalloc
change.

J


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