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From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
To: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Etienne Lorrain <etienne_lorrain@yahoo.fr>,
	vgoyal@in.ibm.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Re : Re : Re : [PATCH] Compressed ia32 ELF file generation for loading by Gujin 1/3
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 13:00:27 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45C8EC6B.8070504@zytor.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m1ejp3ropj.fsf@ebiederm.dsl.xmission.com>

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> 
>>  Modifying the linux real mode assembler, nobody could even want to.
> 
> I have several times.  It's just code.  But I do agree it will likely
> be more maintainable if we can convert it to C.
> 
> On that same token I wrote a compiler in romcc in another context so I
> didn't have to write so much assembly.  And for maintainability and
> comprehensibility it was a big help.
> 

I've long wished that someone would do a proper 16-bit x86 port of gcc; 
however, the .code16gcc is usually good enough, although it produces 
code which is a lot bigger than it needs to be.

	-hpa


  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-06 21:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-06 20:30 Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-06 20:55 ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-06 21:00   ` H. Peter Anvin [this message]
2007-02-09 19:42 Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-11 13:23 ` RE : " Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-11 20:49   ` Eric W. Biederman

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