Re: [PATCH: NEW SUBARCHITECTURE FOR 2.5.21] support for NCR voyager (3/4/5xxx series)

From: James Bottomley (
Date: Thu Jun 13 2002 - 10:48:57 EST said:
> Attached patch is needed to compile kernel with Voyager patch applied
> for the SMP PC machine.

I've applied it to my repository, thanks. I forgot to keep track of these
issues in the voyager tree when I separated the arch-split stuff.

> [Q1] Will it be better to create separate directory for PC
> architecture and split some PC'isms from arch/i386/generic ? Right now
> it contains acpi.c, bootflag.c and dmi_scan.c which are not generic in
> any way :)

The thinking currently is that arch/i386 is really PC plus a few exceptions
rather than a truly generic x86 plus additonal machine architectures, so it
makes sense under this view that `generic' and PC be the same thing.

> [Q2] May be directory naming like mach-visws, mach-voyager and
> possible mach-pc will be more convinent ?

To be more consistent with the way arch/arm does it? Certainly the renames
can be done easily enough, what does the rest of the list think?


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