Should the HAVE_KERNEL_PLL conditional be abolished?

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Mon Dec 4 16:05:54 UTC 2017

John D. Bell <jdb at>:
>     A thought from out of left field here -
>     Would it be possible to simplify the code by using a tool to
> partially pre-process the code (e.g. CPPP
> (, defining in
> turn HAVE_KERNEL_PPS and HAVE_PPSAPI, and then comparing the resultant
> "versions"?
>     This _might_ give you the ability to see the 'shape' of the code
> under the various assumptions about supported kernel features, etc.

I might try it.  By I suspect the loss of context will make such a report
less than useful.
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