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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] NIPQUAD macro broken on big endian
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    In article <C1256696.00797703.00@do-notes01.ExperTeam.de>,
    Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de> wrote:
    >Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com> said:
    >> - it's not so much slowness as code expansion (NIPQUAD is only used
    >> by various printk's, so performance per se is secondary)
    >
    >So why not teach the kernel's vsprintf a new format code and
    >get rid of this hack? (Wasn't such a format in the kernel at one time?)

    There was.

    I got rid of it, because it's unusable. It means that you can't have gcc
    warn about printf() misuses, and they are a lot more important to me
    than adding a random format code.

    Linus

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