Re: [update] Re: new execve/kernel_thread design

From: Chris Metcalf
Date: Fri Dec 07 2012 - 21:40:55 EST

On 12/7/2012 5:23 PM, Al Viro wrote:
> Current situation:
> * most of the architectures are OK - alpha arm arm64 c6x frv hexagon ia64 m68k
> microblaze mips openrisc parisc sparc s390 tile um unicore32 x86 xtensa
> * powerpc *still* awaits an ACK from maintainers; no reports of any breakage
> on linux-next and seems to be doing fine on my tests.
> * sh - still nothing from Paul; I'm going to assume that what we have in
> linux-next is OK
> * mn10300 - untested, AFAIK
> * avr32, blackfin, cris, h8300, score - maintainers seem to be MIA
> * m32r - maintainer is not MIA, but I'm not sure if anyone, including
> maintainer, has working m32r test boxen anymore... Anyway, not a word on
> m32r patches in that pile.
> Folks, this is the final warning - I *will* send a pull request on the
> stuff currently in linux-next as soon as the merge window opens. It had
> been sitting there for a long time by now and you've all been Cc'd on
> that thread all along.

IMHO, Al has done a great job reaching out to the architecture maintainers with this round of changes. I think it should be a model for any kind of similar tree-wide work.

Chris Metcalf, Tilera Corp.

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