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Re: [PATCH 2.5] FPU

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Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.5] FPU
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 11:33:21 +0100
In-reply-to: <20030126033529.GA4296@greglaptop.attbi.com>; from lindahl@keyresearch.com on Sat, Jan 25, 2003 at 07:35:29PM -0800
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On Sat, Jan 25, 2003 at 07:35:29PM -0800, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> One good way to start with 2.5 bugs is to compare the code to the 2.4
> kernel. Often you can see places where bugs were fixed in 2.4 but the
> fixes were not also made to the equivalent 2.5 code. This will keep
> 2.4 and 2.5 as close as possible, just like we want to keep the 64-bit
> and 32-bit kernels as close as possible.

While that is fundamentaly true in reality it's often made much harder
because the 2.4 and 2.5 codebases have diverged so much and will diverge
even more so.

  Ralf

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