Re: [PATCH -v3] flat: fix data sections alignment
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 20:18:53 EST
On Thu, 28 May 2009 09:08:02 +0900
Paul Mundt <lethal@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 01:43:57PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 May 2009 13:49:56 +0200
> > Johannes Weiner <jw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 04:08:47PM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 04:25:53PM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> > > > > On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 01:53:43PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > > > Paul and Mike had complaints. Paul acked the last revision. Mike?
> > > > > We need this for upstream to compile on our configuration.
> > Who is Mike?
> > (A pox upon email clients which strip real names)
> > > > Can we get this merged? Nobody complained.
> > >
> > > <periodic echo-request>
> > >
> > > What are the plans on this now? I assume it drowned in other changes...
> > > Is it too late to get this in .30 now?
> > The patch had a fairly shaky start and it's been unclear to me that
> > everyone is happy with it and has tested it.
> > arch/arm/include/asm/flat.h | 3 --
> > arch/blackfin/include/asm/flat.h | 1
> > arch/h8300/include/asm/flat.h | 1
> > arch/m32r/include/asm/flat.h | 1
> > arch/m68k/include/asm/flat.h | 1
> > arch/sh/include/asm/flat.h | 1
> > fs/binfmt_flat.c | 46 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
> > I guess ARM is the major architecture amongst that lot. Have Russell
> > and co had a decent look through this?
> The problem here is that the ARM nommu people seem to have disappeared
> shortly after getting their changes merged. I see no activity within the
> kernel for ARM nommu since 2006.
heh, OK. Oskar touched it last, so he's now ARM nommu maintainer.
> Given that xtensa has a need for this in
> its nommu port and people are working on it presently, there certainly
> has to be a limit to how far we go in allowing an outdated and
> effectively abandoned port from blocking progress. Perhaps Russell has a
> more optimistic outlook on the future of ARM nommu, though.
> The only architectures in that list presently active in the linux nommu
> space in terms of development, support, and shipping products, are
> blackfin, m68k, and sh. This too has been the case for years. Microblaze
> has recently been added (which will also need the same change to its
> flat.h), and it seems the xtensa folks are at least presently willing to
> do more than the bare minimum to keep their port limping along.
OK, thanks, I'll send it in to Linus this week.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/