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SubjectRe: [PATCH] riscv: kbuild: add virtual memory system selection
On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 01:00:49PM -0700, Paul Walmsley wrote:
>
> The RISC-V specifications currently define three virtual memory
> translation systems: Sv32, Sv39, and Sv48. Sv32 is currently specific
> to 32-bit systems; Sv39 and Sv48 are currently specific to 64-bit
> systems. The current kernel only supports Sv32 and Sv39, but we'd
> like to start preparing for Sv48. As an initial step, allow the
> virtual memory translation system to be selected via kbuild, and stop
> the build if an option is selected that the kernel doen't currently
> support.
>
> This patch currently has no functional impact.

It cause the user to be able to select a config which thus won't build.
So it is not just useless, which already is a reason not to merge it,
but actively harmful, which is even worse.

Even if we assume we want to implement Sv48 eventually (which seems
to be a bit off), we need to make this a runtime choice and not a
compile time one to not balloon the number of configs that distributions
(and kernel developers) need to support.

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