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Re: [Xen-devel] status of _patches/linux-2.6.16/*

>>> Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 03/27/06 6:07 PM >>>
>On 27 Mar 2006, at 16:48, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> I'm a little confused about these patches. Could anyone clarify 
>> whether they
>> are supposed to be applied? mkbuildtree doesn't seem to use them. And 
>> some
>> of the stuff in there is present in the sparse tree already, while 
>> other parts
>> aren't.
>They're applied by a rule in buildconfigs/Rules.mk.

Just as a follow-up: I was just told that the _patches thing is something that
gets done to our internal tree, so forget about that inconsistency. What
remains is the question why some of what's in these patches is already in
the sparse tree. Is that simply because the patches get applied before
overlaying the sparse tree, and hence the files that are in the sparse tree
have to duplicate the code? If so, it would seem much cleaner to remove
i386-mach-io-check-nmi.patch and smp-alts.patch (as they appear to
completely live in the sparse tree) and add the few files needed for fully
applying the others.

Thanks, Jan

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