Re: CONFIG_SMP patch available for 2.1.54

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Wed, 10 Sep 97 17:54 MET DST

In netuse.lists.linux-kernel you write:
>Instead of the suggested 'EXPORT_SYMBOL(i_am_SMP)' solution, IMO a better
>way is to implement some 'powermodule' thing, single .o file, both SMP and
>UP version of all functions. Generated automagically by "make modules",
>interpreted by modutils. Could even have more 'styles', eg: P5,i386
>optimizations, etc

>we could even put several platforms into a single .o module file ... this
>makes sense for distribution makers i guess.

We call this "FAT binaries" in Nextstep. Our GUI frontend to
make generates production code for Motorola, Intel, Sun and HP
platforms in a single executeable file.