On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 12:13 AM, Rob Landley <r...@landley.net> wrote:
> Replace kernel/timeconst.pl with kernel/timeconst.sh.  The new shell script
> is much simpler, about 1/4 the size, and runs on Red Hat 9 from 2003.
> Peter Anvin added this perl to 2.6.25.  Before that, the kernel had never
> required perl to build.

Nice work. As the computations can all be done in 64-bit precision
now, and there have been concerns expressed about some shells not
supporting 64 bit integers, is there any reason this can't be done
using long longs in C?

Other than ruining a good bike shed argument, anyway.
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