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Re: 2.6.16 changes (was: Re: preparing 2.6.15-7 and 2.6.16-rc3, take two)



On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 07:09:59PM +0100, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 12:27:06AM +0100, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > As discussed I update trunk to rc4. The following changes will be done
> > next:
> > - vserver,
> 
> Done for i386, amd64 and powerpc. It works really good.
> 
> > - large config cleanup.
> 
> Partially done.
> 
> Next changes may be:
> - Support to specify used config snippets. I don't really like to
>   duplicate files.

maybe we can then change the sematique of the flavour/subarch thingy, or add
another level. We really want the -vserver version to import the main flavour
configuration snipplets. We could imagine a system, in line with my own plans
to extract config snipplets from Makefiles and Kconfigs, where patches would
be scanned for Kconfig hunks, and if such are detected, applied to the working
tree, and the new options added to patch-specific snipplet ?

> - Add smp alternatives patch[1] from akpm tree (this may be merged
>   anyway in the next time), and remove UP flavours in favour.

Do we know about the cave-ats of this ? What is the status of the merge of
this feature ? does it work on non-x86 ?

> - Add xen images (this needs support for splitting modules/image).

Why splitting modules/images ? 

Friendly,

Sven Luther



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