Re: [PATCH] DMI: move dmi_scan.c from arch/i386 to drivers/firmware/

From: Andrew Morton <akpm_at_osdl.org>
Date: 2006-03-24 10:51:18
Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> wrote:
>
> On Thursday 23 March 2006 13:41, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > On Thursday 23 March 2006 21:37, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > > dmi_scan.c is arch-independent and is used by i386, x86_64, and ia64.
> > > Currently all three arches compile it from arch/i386, which means that
> > > ia64 and x86_64 depend on things in arch/i386 that they wouldn't
> > > otherwise care about.
> > > 
> > > This is simply "mv arch/i386/kernel/dmi_scan.c drivers/firmware/"
> > > (removing trailing whitespace) and the associated Makefile changes.
> > > All three architectures already set CONFIG_DMI in their top-level
> > > Kconfig files.
> > > 
> > > Built and booted on ia64 and i386.
> > 
> > This conflicts with at least three patches in my upcomming x86-64 patchkit.

akpm:/usr/src/25> grep -l arch/i386/kernel/dmi_scan.c patches/*.patch
patches/dmi-only-ioremap-stuff-we-actually-need.patch
patches/efi-fixes.patch
patches/efi-keep-physical-table-addresses-in-efi-structure.patch
patches/ia64-use-i386-dmi_scanc.patch
patches/x86_64-mm-dmi-early.patch
patches/x86_64-mm-dmi-year.patch


> > Since it doesn't fix anything I would request that such cleanup patches be
> > delayed.
> 
> Sure, that's fine with me.  Do you want to let me know when your
> patches are in?  Or maybe it would be easier for you to incorporate
> my patch into your patchkit.  I just don't know how to tell when
> the cleanup window is open.
> 

I'm reluctant to attempt to merge the efi patches until ia64, acpi and
x86_64 have merged.  Only ia64 has merged at this time.  acpi might need to
be bypassed, dunno.

I'd expect things to be settled down in a couple of weeks.  Patches which
move files around are hard.
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