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SubjectRe: FIXED_486_STRING ?
On Sun, Apr 14, 2002 at 02:44:06AM +0200, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2002 at 10:27:18AM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
>
> > Dead code, it has been dead since at least 2.0.21. Unless somebody
> > wants to fix the string-486 code, delete FIXED_486_STRING,
> > CONFIG_X86_USE_STRING_486 and include/asm-i386/string-486.h.
>
> I proposed doing this a few months back, then someone stepped forward
> who had worked on these routines recently and fixed up whatever problems
> they originally exhibited. Deleting the dead code from 2.2 / 2.4 probably
> makes sense, but it'd be nice to have the 2.5 ones fixed up.
>
> Dave.
>
Yes, the special code for Pentium is important for it, as that code is
faster and shorter. The last signature in string-486.h is of
2000/05/09, so, if this is true, the problems have not been fixed.
So, what is the real situation? I would like to fix the code, and it
seems that I'm not alone :)
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