Ralf Baechle wrote:
> 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.
That would be even better, but unfortunately a lot of the structures used in
the compat code is not exactly the same across architectures :-(
But it should be possible to merges a lot this stuff into a generic
(architecture independent) set of functions.
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