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    SubjectRe: [RFT] final cur of tr based current for -ac8
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    By author: Benjamin LaHaise <>
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    > 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.)


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