[PATCH] Make ARCH=ppc build again with new syscall path

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Mon Nov 28 22:28:55 EST 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 12:01 +0100, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> In message <1133172766.31573.14.camel at baythorne.infradead.org> you wrote:
> >
> > There's also a third option, which _encourages_ people to port their
> > platform without necessarily making it easier: just let arch/ppc break.
> Please don't. This is supposed to be a "stable" kernel tree.

I wouldn't advocate doing it just yet, but I don't think anyone really
expects to see arch/ppc continue until Linus announces 2.7.0. Setting a
cut-off of 2.6.17 or so, or perhaps a point in time when we officially
stop caring about it, would seem a sensible approach.

Neither did I suggest actively breaking it or removing it -- if you feel
strongly about keeping it then I'm sure Paul would accept your patches
to make it keep working, even after others have stopped bothering.

But I think the time and effort required to maintain arch/ppc in
perpetuity should be weighed up against that of just porting the
embedded platforms to arch/powerpc.

It's your choice, of course, but I personally don't think I'll be
submitting many more patches which take arch/ppc into account -- this
one was an exception because it was me who broke it, and it is still a
_little_ too early to be letting it break, IMO. 


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