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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject: o x86_64 directory? Reply with quote

What does it mean when a compiled kernel doesn't have the arch/x86_64 directory. I realize the bzImage fill is generally just a symblic link to the /arch/x86 directory tree, but I just wondered if there was any specific reason why this tree isn't generated?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mreff555,

Once upon a time, there mere separate source trees for arch/i386 and arch/x86_64.
Over the years, these trees merged into arch/x86. The merge was completed around 2.6.26. At that time arch/i386 and arch/x86_64 both became symlinks to arch/x86, so old habits still worked.

I suppose that Linus has dropped the symlinks.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the clarification. I figured it was something like that.
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