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Re: CVS Update@-mips.org: linux

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Subject: Re: CVS Update@-mips.org: linux
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 16:44:50 +0200
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 02:12:07PM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:

> >  Any justifiable reason for getting rid of arch/mips64?
> 
> In my opinion, it should never have existed.  The vast majority
> of MIPS-specific kernel code can be identical for 32-bit and 64-bit
> versions of the architecture.  Creating arch/mips64 (as opposed
> to arch/mips/mips64 or Ralf's arch/mips/mm-64) caused duplication 
> of modules that then needed to be maintained in parallel - but which 
> often were not.

In retroperspective it was a good think to start with and allowed us to
do some of the really intrusive change necessary without disturbing
the 32-bit stuff.  Now that things are settling down it's time to cleanup.

  Ralf

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