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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 00/11] miscellaneous cleanup

To: "Keir Fraser" <keir.xen@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 00/11] miscellaneous cleanup
From: "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 14:23:33 +0000
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>>> On 09.03.11 at 14:51, Keir Fraser <keir.xen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 09/03/2011 12:24, "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This patch series consists of assorted changes like removal of unused
>> bits, movement of init-only stuff to .init.* sections, movement of
>> infrequently (perhaps just once) written data to .data.read_mostly,
>> and alike.
>> 01: x86: remove pre-686 CPU support bits
> I don't think this one [01/11] has made it. Is it enormous?

Yeah, I've been waiting for its arrival in my inbox, too. And no,
it's only 22k (far less than e.g. the ACPI one). Let me resend it.

>> 02: VT-d: section adjustments to quirks code
>> 03: VT-d: section adjustments to DMAR parsing code
>> 04: x86: cleanup mpparse.c
>> 05: ACPI: large cleanup
>> 06: x86: APIC cleanup
>> 07: x86: IO-APIC cleanup
> Is it worth diverging from Linux upstream on these? They do sometimes get
> synced up, although maybe we do that less often these days.

They're so far from their current Linux counterparts already that
I don't think any attempt to keep them uncleaned is worth it,
unless indeed someone signs up to *regularly* sync them with


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