This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the GCC project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: RELEASE BLOCKER: Linux doesn't follow x86/x86-64 ABI wrt direction flag

I agree with it. There is no  right or wrong here Let's start from
scratch and figure out
what is the best way to handle this, assuming we are defining a new psABI.

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 7:37 AM, NightStrike <> wrote:
> On 3/6/08, Olivier Galibert <> wrote:
>  > On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 05:12:07PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>  > > It's a kernel bug, and it needs to be fixed.
>  >
>  > I'm not convinced.  It's been that way for 15 years, it's that way in
>  > the BSD kernels, at that point it's a feature.  The bug is in the
>  > documentation, nowhere else.  And in gcc for blindly trusting the
>  > documentation.
>  The issue should not be evaluated as: "It's always been that way,
>  therefore, it's right."  Instead, it should be: "What's the right way
>  to do it?"
>  You don't just change documentation because no existing code meets the
>  requirement -- UNLESS -- the non-conforming code is actually the right
>  way to do things.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]