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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/20] early_res: seperate common memmap func from e820.c to fw_memmap.c
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On Mon, 2010-03-22 at 10:28 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> Those early_res patches were posted all over on lkml, it was literally
> hundreds of difficult patches, and now, months down the line, after we've
> tested and upstreamed it (with many nasty regressions fixed on x86 during the
> development of it) you come with a rigid "do it some other way, convert all of
> x86 over again or else" position.

There's an easy solution here. Leave that gunk in arch/x86 where it
belongs and if you want to unify things a bit, then do it at the -API-
level only, and leave the implementation where it is.

> I really wish non-x86 architectures apprecitated (and helped) the core kernel
> work x86 is doing, because it is subsidizing non-x86 architectures all the
> time.

I'm not even going to bother replying to that one

Ben.





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