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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/7] x86/alt: Drop unused alternative infrastructure

On 12/02/18 15:56, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 11:23:01AM +0000, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>> ALTERNATIVE_3 is more complicated than ALTERNATIVE_2 when it comes to
>> calculating extra padding length, and we have no need for the complexity.
>> Signed-off-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@xxxxxxxxxx>
> I guess you also don't foresee any new features requiring this
> functionality?
> I assume this was added because the alternatives framework was picked
> wholesale from Linux, but we have diverged enough that we don't plan
> to sync anymore with Linux?

Linux has dropped it as well.  If we find a usecase, we can reintroduce
it, but someone is going to have some "fun" with max() handling.


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