Re: [PATCH] XBox Gaming System subarchitecture.

Linus Torvalds (torvalds@osdl.org)
Mon, 14 Jul 2003 09:12:31 -0700 (PDT)


On Mon, 14 Jul 2003, Anders Gustafsson - xbox patch monkey wrote:
>
> Some parts of x86 are still not supported, namely the bastardized PC called
> Xbox. The patch below fixes that. Rediffed to latest bk.
>
> Please apply. Snšlla.

Quite frankly, for Xbox support I want it to become a lot more commonly
used before I actually put it into the standard kernel.

Why? Simply because for now it's still a fairly specialized thing, and as
such I have to weigh the benefits of including it in the standard kernel
against the negatives of just being a bit politically "hot potato".

Don't get me wrong: I think doing an Xbox port is fine. It's just that
putting it in the standard tree is not likely a good idea. I can well
imagine a number of Linux distributors who do not feel like they need the
aggravation ;)

Linus

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