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Re: Maintaining kernel source in sarge

Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> wrote:
> Why can't Debian have just one tree for multiple architectures like
> SuSE and RedHat (sometimes) do.  Okay suse supports 'only' i386,
> x86_64,ppc,ppc64,s390,s390x,ia64 but their kernel also has patches
> for sparc,sparc64,mips and m68k although I can't guarantee that these
> really work in the relased tree (but last time I visted their office
> people were playing with those ports in their spare time).

I don't think we can go all the way yet, but let's make a start.  If
the architecture maintainers send me patches which clearly don't affect
other archs or otherwise cause build problems, I will merge them.

I don't think we can guarantee a tree that builds on all or most
architectures, but we should be able to keep the difference to a
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