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Re: Debian non-x86 kernel arches

On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 01:22:16PM -0500, Troy Benjegerdes wrote:
> I'd like to propose we attempt to build x86, amd64, ppc, and ia64
> kernels from the same source tree. Arches like mips and m68k will
> probably still need extra patches. But we should really be working to
> mainline those patches.

Even if they need additional patches there's no reason to have separate
patches for those.  There's three cases:

 (1) touches only arch/$ARCH, include/asm-$ARCH and arch-specific drivers.

	This is an absolute no-brainer and can go in all the time

 (2) touches common code but makes sense for other arches

	Needs review from people knowing that area, but we have enough
	people understanding the kernel weel enough to do that review.
	And while we're at it we could just pass it upstream ourselves..

 (3) touches code and looks fishy.

	Either needs sprinkinling of idefs or if everthing else fails
	conditionally applied patches at the end of the patchkit.
	In either case we should work with upstream and arch maintainers
	to resolve the issue.

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