[PATCH 01/14] x86/cpu: Move intel-family to arch-independent headers

Williams, Dan J dan.j.williams at intel.com
Thu Jul 15 02:54:47 AEST 2021

On Tue, 2021-07-13 at 00:04 +0200, Iwona Winiarska wrote:
> Baseboard management controllers (BMC) often run Linux but are usually
> implemented with non-X86 processors. They can use PECI to access package
> config space (PCS) registers on the host CPU and since some information,
> e.g. figuring out the core count, can be obtained using different
> registers on different CPU generations, they need to decode the family
> and model.
> Move the data from arch/x86/include/asm/intel-family.h into a new file
> include/linux/x86/intel-family.h so that it can be used by other
> architectures.

At least it would make the diffstat smaller to allow for rename
detection when the old file is deleted in the same patch:

 MAINTAINERS                                                | 1 +
 {arch/x86/include/asm => include/linux/x86}/intel-family.h | 6 +++---
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

...one thing people have done in the past is include a conversion
script in the changelog that produced the diff. That way if a
maintainer wants to be sure to catch any new usage of the header at
the old location they just run the script.

I am not aware of x86 maintainer preference here. Either way you decide
to go you can add:

Reviewed-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams at intel.com>

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