Thanks Kevin for responding !
2005/10/31, Kevin D. Kissell <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I'm not set up to actually apply and test the patch,
> but for whatever it's worth, the functionality in the patch
> appears to be superficially correct, and more-or-less
> what I would have done. That having been said, I think
> you're creating more changes than are really required.
> Having seperate target call-outs for the Sc/Sd in the
> arch/mips/kernel/Makefile just to avoid having r4k_fpu.o
> linked it creates cruft for a savings of 400-odd bytes
> of kernel image, and I'd either have not bothered or have
> figured out a more generic way to strip out FP support
> for FP-less cores.
> There are places, for example arch/mips/mm/cache.c, but
> also some of the other makefiles, where you're using your
> new config flags to drive things where the standard
> CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32 (which I guess has now fragmented into
> CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R1 and CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R2, which would
> apply to the Sc and Sd respectively) would do the right thing
> while creating fewer source file mods.
That's correct but CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_Rx seems to be a fallback case.
Don't other cpu use their own flags whereas they could just use
CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_Rx flag instead ?
> Have you thought about what the ACX state would mean for
> kernel debuggers in general and kgdb in particular?
no, I didn't. I took a look at arch/mips/kernel/gdb-low.S and it seems
to be required....