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Re: [2.6 patch] fix DECSTATION depends

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [2.6 patch] fix DECSTATION depends
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 18:02:22 +0100 (CET)
Cc: Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
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Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
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References: <20040113015202.GE9677@fs.tum.de> <20040113022826.GC1646@linux-mips.org> <Pine.LNX.4.55.0401131401300.21962@jurand.ds.pg.gda.pl> <20040113163934.GB31459@linux-mips.org>
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On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> >  The dependency was intentional: stable for 32-bit, experimental for
> > 64-bit.  I'm reverting the change immediately.  Please always contact me
> > before applying non-obvious changes for the DECstation.
> 
> Well, this one seemed to be obvious but sometimes things are not what
> they seem to be ...

 Hmm, a change of semantics wouldn't qualify as obvious for me...

 I admit this construct may seem surprising at first sight when compared
to many other uses of EXPERIMENTAL -- the equivalent more verbose syntax
used for 2.4 leaves no doubt about the intent, though.

  Maciej

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