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Re: kernel package



On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 12:49 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 10:50 +0200, Oliver Falk wrote:
> > A question; Before I open BZ... Is the kernel team (I see Dave Jones is 
> > doin' much; that's why CC:) willing to help AlphaCore and add patches to 
> > kernel spec?
> > 
> > No, it's nothing for upstream. Just fixes for the spec. Some 
> > if(n)arch's, sections for alpha, a config, ... Nothing that should break 
> > primary archs...
> 
> We don't like ifarches. Why?

The utrace patch is the biggest concern here, really. Not that it's bad
code, but its a significant divergence from upstream, and it doesn't
work on sparc32 (and presumably, alpha). Aurora is %ifarch
conditionalizing that patch (and one later patch that has to be modified
slightly for the old ptrace behavior) in our kernels as well.

~spot


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