Re: [PATCH] change name of rep_nop

From: George Greer (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 00:01:47 EST

On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Dave Jones wrote:

>On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
>> That raises the question of whether x86 should seperate the "386" "486" ..
>> kernels by adding "Generic" for building a kernel that has all the work
>> arounds for everyones randomly buggy processors
>How do you propose to do this without turning setup.c and friends
>into a #ifdef nightmare ? setup_intel.c, setup_amd.c etc ??

I did a patch for that in the 2.2.x days that simply modified the existing
#ifdef's to be more specific. The Configure file then set define_bool
options correctly for whatever option you chose. It was a very simple
strategy, but not a completely comprehensive patch.

George Greer,

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