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    Phoronix: Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures

    Longtime Linux kernel developer Arnd Bergmann is working to drop a number of old and obsolete CPU architectures from the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...To-Clean-Archs

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    with its port maintainer cleamining it's still actively being used and maintained.

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    • #3
      It is great decision. i have always been fan of cleanng and optimising. I hope we can get smaller footprint and smaller/faster kernel.

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        Aww, I still have a Blackfin board with some analogue phone ports I could potentially use. Not had the time though.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by deant View Post
          It is great decision. i have always been fan of cleanng and optimising. I hope we can get smaller footprint and smaller/faster kernel.
          The Linux kernel is modular so it does not really matter for the end user..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by deant View Post
            It is great decision. i have always been fan of cleanng and optimising. I hope we can get smaller footprint and smaller/faster kernel.
            Cleaning is good, this should remive a lot if unneeded code from the kernel sources. However i dont see a big impact on kernel size nor speed. Stuff not compiled in wont impact the kernel.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post

              The Linux kernel is modular so it does not really matter for the end user..
              It matters for distros like Ubuntu that ship with every driver known to mankind and every default boot flag.

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                Hmmmm.....I thought Qualcomm's Hexagon was still a integral part of their SoC ? Or is this a stand alone version that has now been integrated on die with current Qualcomm's SoCs ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

                  It matters for distros like Ubuntu that ship with every driver known to mankind and every default boot flag.
                  The code being removed is specific to the architectures mentioned in the article. It's never compiled into any Ubuntu kernels as Ubuntu doesn't support any of these architectures.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Chewi View Post
                    Aww, I still have a Blackfin board with some analogue phone ports I could potentially use. Not had the time though.
                    Ditto. IP04-series hardware?

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