[klibc] Re: [BK PATCH] klibc for 2.5.62

Richard Henderson rth@twiddle.net
Sat, 22 Feb 2003 23:59:29 -0800

On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 11:30:33PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> "New BSD" is compatible with GPL, but copying GPL-only code into it would
> change the license and isn't acceptable.  The exception, of course, is by
> permission of the copyright holder for that particular code who can choose
> to permit distribution under additional licenses.

Talk to Linus.  He wrote that code.

> I think you exaggerate.  Really.  It's just a simple transposition of the
> register numbers.

I still think it's a Bad Idea.

Plus I can't believe the generated code is nearly as good as
hand-written.  I can see already that it doesn't have the s8addq
trick for reducing the iteration count of the normalization 
loop for 32-bit division.