> Well, so I herewith declare the discussion about the directory structure
> to be opened. How about organizing the tree as follows:
> arch/mips/kernel generic part of the kernel.
> arch/mips/mips1 ISA dependent code
> arch/mips/decstation/mips1 machine and cpu specific code
> arch/mips/magnum/mips1 special magnum & cpu specific code
> As you see there are two levels of directories with CPU specific code. We
> might search them via VPATH in Makefiles; code in the machine & model
> specific dirs will be found first and therefore has higher precedence than
> the generic code.
Hmmm... I hope we don't need another level to the hierarchy...<sigh>
...I'm not sure but my brain isn't functioning well enough to say
specifically why... and it therefore may be the completely unnecessary
fabrication of a tired mind.
> I'd like to burry the feature structure. The structure is already almost
> one screen page of code and it will get at least three or four times as
> big; there will also be aditional CPU dependencies and submodel dependencies.
> We should go back to plain and boring variables pointing to function or so.
> Given a reasonable organisation this will be better managable than that
> stoneage time 68k-ism struct feature.
O.K. I can live with that :-)
> > as the new config code is now in C rather than assembler. <yay!>
> Yes, we're getting ol'...
Hmmpfhhh... speak for yourself! <the joke is that I'm older than Ralf :->
Call me old if you wish - I just feel it's silly to code in assembler
just for the pain of it... :-)
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