Re: [Linux-ia64] runtime platform detection in GENERIC kernels

From: Jes Sorensen <>
Date: 2003-05-15 06:49:18
>>>>> "Alex" == Alex Williamson <> writes:

Alex>    Why not just make a runtime strcmp to platform_name?  Then
Alex> you could make a generic is_platform("sn2") type function/macro
Alex> that everyone could use and you'd get rid of that nasty init
Alex> function.  If you realy need to make such a check in a perfmance
Alex> path, it should probably be a machvec.  Thanks,

Hi Alex,

I think the main reason for this was to cache the strcmp result in an
integer to make it faster.

Received on Wed May 14 13:49:26 2003

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