The Plan

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Thu Nov 8 23:07:55 EST 2001

On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Chris Emerson wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 10:35:07PM +1100, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> > (to reduce the arch/ppc/kernel clutter, that is)
> >
> > This is what I am thinking of; I have implemented it locally here and
> > I'm doing test compiles with arch/ppc/configs/*.
> >
> > - arch/ppc/kernel/ppc_asm.h moves to include/asm-ppc, and the contents
> >   of ppc_asm.tmpl get folded into it, with corresponding changes to
> >   arch/ppc/*/*.S.
> This sounds like a good thing for the user-mode port, which tries to use
> a couple of the assembler files from arch/ppc.  There's some hideous symlink
> hackery going on to get them to work at the moment.  If it's all just in
> include/asm-ppc, that should be much nicer.

Both MIPS and ARM have board-specific directories in include/asm-*/ and



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