Re: [patch] string-486.h modified

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 12:21:43 EST

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Petko Manolov wrote:

> "Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Petko Manolov wrote:
> >
> > [Snipped...]
> >
> > Good. You understand. Keep up the good work.
> I realy would like to see this code in use ;-)

After you test it **THOUROUGHLY**, send a patch to Linus. I
recommend testing it in a user-mode program with all kinds of
sizes/shapes/lengths/offsets, etc., and making certain that you
don't destroy any registers that are "precious" for the
usual versions of gcc.

If your patch doesn't hurt anything, even if it only adds marginal
performance, I'm pretty sure that Linus will accept it.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.

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