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defconfig reduction, not sparc unification

defconfig reduction, not sparc unification

Posted Oct 14, 2010 16:28 UTC (Thu) by corbet (editor, #1)
In reply to: defconfig reduction, not sparc unification by sam.ravnborg
Parent article: Statistics for the 2.6.36 development cycle

In too much of a hurry reading the patch stream while trying to prepare to travel; apologies for the confusion. I've reworked the paragraph; for those who came after and wish to mock my sloppiness, the original version read like this:

Sam Ravnborg tops the list with a long list of patches unifying the 32-bit and 64-bit SPARC architecture code. As has happened with other architectures, the end result has been the removal of a lot of duplicated code. Ben Herrenschmidt, instead, removed most of the PowerPC-related "defconfig" files, part of a general cleanup inspired by some grumpiness from Linus back in June. Amerigo Wang removed a number of old and unused drivers. Between the three of them, they got rid of almost 360,000 lines of code - a laudable bit of work.


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