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Re: 64-bit kernel patch.

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: 64-bit kernel patch.
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 15:46:38 +0200
Cc: Carsten Langgaard <carstenl@mips.com>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1021002153025.8947A-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>; from macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl on Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 03:40:27PM +0200
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On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 03:40:27PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

>  As a side note -- arch/mips64/kernel/linux32.c is a huge collection of
> often unrelated functions.  It might be beneficial to split the file
> functionally, e.g. into fs32.c, net32.c, etc. or even with a finer grain,
> preferably in a subdirectory, e.g. arch/mips64/linux32/.  What do you
> think? 

Much of the code is so generic it almost deserves to live in a directory
even higher in the hierarchy.  If you look at the 32-bit compat code for
the various 64-bit architectures of Linux (in particular sparc64 and ia64),
it's a single huge cut'n'paste session.  Not much of that code is actually
architecture dependant.

  Ralf

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