[lkml]   [2001]   [Nov]   [11]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: [RFT] final cur of tr based current for -ac8
    Followup to:  <>
    By author: Benjamin LaHaise <>
    In newsgroup:
    > On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 11:58:30AM +0100, Mike Galbraith wrote:
    > > The below seems to make flogging noises, but is likely too soggy.
    > Erk, the behaviour of str with your patch isn't quite compatible
    > enough for a smooth transition. What is really needed is to have
    > "str" error out or generate the existing strl with a huge warning
    > about unspecified type. Either way the kernel has to work with
    > both old and new tools for a brief period of time.

    The current behaviour is a bug, plain and simple. The only way to
    make backwards-compatible behaviour is to make "strl %eax" and "strw
    %ax" behave properly while "str %ax" really does an "strl %eax" (the
    current, broken, behaviour.)


    <> at work, <> in private!
    "Unix gives you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot." <>
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:13    [W:0.022 / U:5.760 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site