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Re: [PATCH RFC] Simplify the Linux kernel by reducing its state space

To: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC] Simplify the Linux kernel by reducing its state space
From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 13:43:32 -0700
Cc: Linas Vepstas <linasvepstas@gmail.com>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-alpha@vger.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org, uclinux-dist-devel@blackfin.uclinux.org, linux-hexagon@vger.kernel.org, linux-ia64@vger.kernel.org, linux-m32r@ml.linux-m32r.org, linux-m32r-ja@ml.linux-m32r.org, linux-mips@linux-mips.org, linux-am33-list@redhat.com, linux-parisc@vger.kernel.org, linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org, linux-s390@vger.kernel.org, linux-sh@vger.kernel.org, sparclinux@vger.kernel.org, tglx@linutronix.de, linux@arm.linux.org.uk, dhowells@redhat.com, jejb@parisc-linux.org, linux390@de.ibm.com, x86@kernel.org, cmetcalf@tilera.com
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On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 01:25:02PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On 03/31/2012 01:15 PM, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I didn't actually try to compile the patch below; it didn't look like
> > C code so I wasn't sure what compiler to run it through.  I guess maybe
> > its python?  However, I'm very sure that the patches are completely
> > correct, because I read them, and I also know Paul.  And I've heard of
> > Thomas Gleixner.
> 
> 
> x86_64 defconfig has many build errors and warnings.  :(

I suggest removing the code containing the errors and warnings.  I bet
that the offending code is not needed when running with zero CPUs.

> back to my abacus.

;-)

                                                        Thanx, Paul


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