Re: [patch 04/14] ia64: Remove the __SMALL_ADDR_AREA attribute for per cpu access

From: David Mosberger-Tang <dmosberger_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-28 08:10:21
On 11/27/07, Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Nov 2007, David Mosberger-Tang wrote:
>
> > On 11/26/07, Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> wrote:
> > > The model(small) attribute is not supported by gcc 4.X. The tests
> > > will always be negative today.
> >
> > What was the rationale for removing this attribute?
>
> The code is then similar across all architectures and can be moved into
> generic code.

Uniformity for the sake of uniformity?  The small data addressing is
really elegant and I don't think it should be dropped just for the
sake of uniformity.

  --david
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