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From: Stephen Bennett <spb@g.o>
Subject: Re: profiles
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 13:12:55 +0100
Stephen P. Becker wrote:

>  A) Do nothing...document in the handbook that if your machine is
>  64-bit, you *must* select the mips64 sub-profile. (I don't like this
>  because some folks may be confused as to why everything still works
>  just fine with the mips profile, and/or they will just skim over that
>  and keep going)
>
>  B) Similar to A, except ship stages without the profile set. That
>  way, folks really are stuck until they set the proper profile. (I
>  don't like this because they could still be confused and set the mips
>  profile)
>
>  C) Make default-linux/mips/ provide all the 64-bit stuff and get rid
>  of the mips64 sub-profile, since all of the SGI machines we support
>  can run 64-bit kernels if you so choose (ip22 is the only system that
>  supports a 32-bit kernel at this time).
>
>  D) (Kumba's idea here...) Have machine specific profiles, e.g.
>  default-linux/mips/ip22, default-linux/mips/ip32, etc. (This could
>  be really useful because it would allow us to do some other machine
>  specific voodoo in the profile).


I quite like D here. Removes any confusion as to what profile you want,
and could then be combined with B so that people don't end up with the
wrong profile set anyway.
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