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Date:	Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:18:36 -0800 (PST)
From:	Christoph Lameter <>
To:	David Mosberger-Tang <>
Subject: Re: [patch 04/14] ia64: Remove the __SMALL_ADDR_AREA attribute for
 per cpu access

On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, David Mosberger-Tang wrote:

> 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.

Uniformity for the sake of code size reduction and easier maintenance. 

Yes I think it would be great to have this feature on all arches if 
possible. If someone could work with the gcc /linker folks to get this 
done that would be great.

But the feature has been removed from gcc and so its not usable for IA64 
with a current compiler anymore. This is basically removing useless code.

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