Re: [RFC PATCH] docs/memory-barriers.txt: Rewrite "KERNEL I/O BARRIER EFFECTS" section

From: Paul E. McKenney
Date: Wed Feb 13 2019 - 14:31:36 EST

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 06:43:41PM +0000, Luck, Tony wrote:
> > I think the last time this came up, it was said that those people still
> > running Linux on Itanium were running old distro kernels, not upstream.
> >
> > So yeah, we could probably do whatever and nobody would ever notice,
> > except maybe Al, who is rumoured to still have an ia64 :-)
> I haven't heard of anyone taking upstream kernels and actually using them
> for production work in a long time. It's mostly just a few folks keeping ia64
> alive "just because" these days. I doubt any of them have an SGI Altix
> to test on (so realistically Altix was probably broken upstream many releases
> ago).

That would require a well-healed computer collector, wouldn't it? Just to
run the thing. ;-)

Thanx, Paul