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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove the new perl dependency from build.
Rob Landley wrote:
> Removed the special case "canned" logic from the perl script (it always requires
> Math::bigint when it runs now). Moved the list of canned values into
> kernel/Makefile. (It's already a selection menu in kconfig, so you can't
> just feed arbitrary values into it anyway. If you add a new value to kconfig,
> add it to kernel/Makefile as well and delete kernel/timeconst.h so the build
> recreates it.)

The problem is that for at least one architecture, CONFIG_HZ is settable
to arbitrary values, so you need a way to invoke the generic code if you
don't have a pre-canned value available.

I have to admit to having very little interest in this kind of
minimality exercises, which seem to have pretty much academic value only
-- in reality, people cross-compile the kernel to go onto this kind of
minimal boxes.


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