On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 09:32:58PM +0200, Oleg Verych wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 08:29:12PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > Hi Oleg.
> Hallo. Nice, you are bringing it back. I'll try to have LKML-like
> output this time, not a makefile mess and stuff:
> []
> > I see no value in renaming from asm_offset to asm_value - please drop it.
> > Introducing the generic asm-values.h should wait and when you do
> > you should be preapred to update all architectures (ecasue otherwise it
> > will not happen).
> All archs, are using same syntax. But.
> Interesting exception is MIPS, where tokens are organized and implemented
> more nicely, that is where *asm-values* name coming from, actually. One
> can see all that text, size, constant tokens in addition to just offsets.
> So, if name change isn't worth, then OK; filename compatibility check, as
> one in `linux/Kbuild', is easy to hack as well to remove.
> But nice feature/tool with meaningful name and functionality is just
> another thing.
> Opinions?
Everyone and their cousin these days knows that asm-offset is constants
generated from C and used in assembler.
If we benefit from more values in the asm-offset file - let's do it.
But there is no reason to change a name that has been used for this purpose
for as long as I can remember.


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