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Date:   Tue, 5 May 2020 09:36:46 -0700
From:   Andy Lutomirski <>
To:     Dimitri Sivanich <>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <>,,
        Mike Travis <>,
        Russ Anderson <>,
Subject: Re: x86/uv cleanups

> On May 5, 2020, at 9:25 AM, Dimitri Sivanich <> wrote:
> Yes, we do see a need to clean up old code where it exists, but we would like
> to assume this responsibility ourselves in order to ensure functional continuity
> with externally available open-sourced modules that our customers rely on.  This
> code supports current Superdome Flex systems, as well as forthcoming platforms
> based on Intel Cooper Lake and Sapphire Rapids processors.  Some cleanup is
> already being included as part of a forthcoming patchset in support of the
> upcoming Sapphire Rapids platform.

What is “functional continuity”?  How does unused code support anything?

> Nacked-by: Dimitri Sivanich <>
>> On Mon, May 04, 2020 at 07:15:16PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> Hi x86 maintainers,
>> this series removes various exports and sniplets of dead code
>> from the x86/uv code.
>> Diffstat:
>>  8 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 111 deletions(-)

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