>> I've been thinking along those lines myself. At this point I'd suggest
>> we implement them as separate, then if in the future no one ever uses
>> them separately we can consider combining them. I know this can raise
>> some backward compatibility issues but in theory if anyone cares we
>> wouldn't do it.
> I would be worried about the future compatibility here. It would be
> easier to be compatible to start with a single bit and then add
> individual bits for those features that need to be broken out when it is
> know to be needed. Folding the bits back in is not as easy as you now
> have to still support the individual but yet unneeded.
That's a good point. But at this point I don't see any items where we can
say up front that everyone will want all or none of them. I suspect we'll
just have to live with them as separate flags.
Dave McCracken IBM Linux Base Kernel Team 1-512-838-3059
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