steve goldman Steve.Goldman at Sun.COM
Tue Sep 11 06:46:56 PDT 2007

Sunil Amitkumar Janki wrote:
> Am I naive to think that Solaris and Linux SPARC should be
> almost the same? I have copied the solaris_sparc directory
> to linux_sparc and changed all references to Solaris to Linux.

That is certainly how thing usually go.

Now if I can put a project in someone's head one of the things we've 
wanted to for a long time is to have an os directory "*nix" where most 
os the solaris/linux code would go and eliminate the redundancy. Then 
add something like os_flavor to the MakeDeps macros and platform files 
to cover the place where linux and solaris differ. I don't know if this 
then causes factoring <os_cpu> into both <os_cpu> and <os_flavor_cpu> or 
not. I suspect it does.

Speaking of refactoring like this the i486 and amd64 cpu directories are 
about to (finally!) merge into a single x86 directory. More about that 


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