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SubjectRe: [RFT] final cur of tr based current for -ac8
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Followup to:  <20011111190114.A31746@redhat.com>
By author: Benjamin LaHaise <bcrl@redhat.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> 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.)

-hpa

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