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From: Richard Henderson <>
To: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Arjan van de Ven <>,
	Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: removing bcopy... because it's half broken
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 15:38:52 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 12:19:09PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Gcc _used_ to have a target-specific "do I use bcopy or memcpy" setting,
> and I just don't know if that is still true.

Yes, TARGET_MEM_FUNCTIONS.  It's never not set for Linux targets.
Or for OSF/1 for that matter...  Indeed, it would take me some time
to figure out which targets it's *not* set for.

(Yet another thing that ought to get cleaned up -- either invert the
default value or simply require the target to either provide the libc
entry point or add a version to libgcc.)

I'm not sure how far back you'd have to go to find an Alpha compiler
that needs this.  Prolly back to at least gcc 2.6, but I don't have
sources that old handy to check.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2005-01-09 23:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2005-01-09 19:23 removing bcopy... because it's half broken Arjan van de Ven
2005-01-09 19:39 ` Ralf Baechle
2005-01-09 20:03 ` Russell King
2005-01-09 20:19 ` Linus Torvalds
2005-01-09 20:33   ` Arjan van de Ven
2005-01-09 20:34   ` Christoph Hellwig
2005-01-09 20:42     ` Linus Torvalds
2005-01-11 10:10       ` Bastian Blank
2005-01-11 10:32         ` Arjan van de Ven
2005-01-11 16:10         ` Linus Torvalds
2005-01-09 23:38   ` Richard Henderson [this message]
2005-01-10  0:43   ` Adrian Bunk
2005-01-10 16:55     ` Matthias-Christian Ott

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