RE: dropping CONFIG_IA32_SUPPORT from ia64

From: Luck, Tony <tony.luck_at_intel.com>
Date: 2006-05-25 10:56:40
> A twist on that theme is to merge the parts of ia32 emulation in the
> ia64 kernel with the x86_64 architecture.  Where that makes sense,
> anyway.  Large portions of the ia32 emulation are already common with
> other CONFIG_COMPAT architectures, so reducing the amount of code
> reduces the amount of potentially buggy code ;-)

That would be good ... currently there is 5674 lines below arch/ia64/ia32/
If the majority of that were shared with x86_64 (which has a much
bigger testing population than ia64), it would help enormously.

> I've been meaning to get round to this for a while, but somehow I never
> quite have time.

That's always a problem.

-Tony
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