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Date:	Thu, 3 May 2007 13:15:57 -0700
From:	Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@...cle.com>
To:	chandramouli narayanan <mouli@...ux.intel.com>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, ak@...e.de, akpm@...ux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.21 1/3] x86_64: EFI64 support

On Thu, 03 May 2007 12:20:30 -0700 chandramouli narayanan wrote:

> Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > Can you share EFI code as much as possible among ia64, i386,
> > and x86_64 instead of duplicating it?
> Hi Randy,
> 
> Based on the feedback from Andi and you, these are the areas:
> 
> 1. conversion of EFI memory map to e820 map 
> 2. Consolidation/sharing of efi code among the architectures.
> 3. Coding style violations/typos/clarity in comments.
> 
> First  I apologize for the coding style violations where I should have 
> done better. I will fix these in the next patch.
> 
> I would like to address the above in stages with patch updates. This 
> will take me some time with the fixes and testing.
> 
> A while back, Edgar Hucek submitted a patch (probably 2.6.18 mm tree?) 
> for efi to e820 memory mapping for i386.I don't see this code in the 
> 2.6.21 release which makes me wonder whether it was accepted and the 
> history behind it. Any pointers in this regard?

I guess that Edgar stopped pushing it.  Sometimes persistence is
required.

Linus said that the patch "looks fine per se",
  http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=115380564326171&w=2
but needs more testers.

Presumably you have done more testing.  :)

---
~Randy
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