Re: [PATCH] 2.6 workaround for Athlon/Opteron prefetch errata
From: Zwane Mwaikambo
Date: Sun Sep 14 2003 - 20:03:02 EST
On Sun, 14 Sep 2003, bill davidsen wrote:
> We just got a start on making Linux smaller to encourage embedded use, I
> don't see adding 300+ bytes of wasted code so people can run
> misconfigured kernels.
> I rather have to patch this in for my Athlon kernels than have people
> who aren't cutting corners trying to avoid building matching kernels
> have to live with the overhead.
Overhead? Really you could save more memory by cleaning up a lot of
drivers. Andi already said it before, there are better places to be
Also 'patching' for Athlon kernels doesn't cut it for people who need to
distribute kernels which run on various hardware (such as distros). This
alone is benefit enough to justify this supposed 'bloat'.
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