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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/1] Embedded Maintainer(s), list
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On Wednesday 30 April 2008 21:11, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 20:22 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> writes:
> >
> > > Andrew Morton has been saying recently that we need an 'embedded
> > > maintainer', to take responsibility for 'embedded issues' in the core
> > > kernel, as well as trying to improve our relationship with those using
> > > the Linux kernel for 'embedded' devices -- who have a reputation of
> > > not working with us very closely; to their detriment as well as our
> > > own.
> >
> > I hope your job description doesn't include adding more and more
> > CONFIGs though.
> >
> > I am sure there are lots of low hanging fruit where memory can be
> > saved and it's a good thing someone cares about that, but please don't
> > focus on the code size only. Or if you work on that don't do it
> > using CONFIG or when you really add a new one find some other
> > that is pointless and remove it first.
> >
> > There are simply already far too many of them and they make the
> > kernel harder and harder to change.
>
> I agree. And if we do want to pay attention to pure code size, there are
> other approaches -- like --gc-sections

I have some patches in this area too. Were submitted to Sam
but he was too busy it seems.
--
vda


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