Re: S+core architecture (arch/score/) support files
From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 09:56:43 EST
On Tuesday 23 June 2009, Andi Kleen wrote:
> IMHO a full successfull LTP run should be minimal criterium for
> merging an architecture. That should catch most of the possible
> "simple" mistakes in the syscall ABI. I would suggest to wait to after
> this has been done.
I agree in general, but in this case the ABI is essentially defined
through the asm-generic headers, with the exception of the functions
that actually were tested before the change (sys_clone, sys_execve,
sys_rt_sigreturn and sys_sig).
We should certainly fix the asm-generic versions if there are some
unexpected problems found by LTP, but delaying the score merge
won't help that, because the interesting code is already there.
While I understand the argument against merging untested code
(that's why I mentioned it in the first place), I think in
this case it's not about the ABI and the code is obviously
self-contained enough to cause no harm to others.
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