[klibc] Re: [BK PATCH] klibc for 2.5.62
H. Peter Anvin
Mon, 24 Feb 2003 06:35:58 -0800
Richard Henderson wrote:
> 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 can do that. I can also look at FreeBSD which has been my main source
for raided code.
>>I think you exaggerate. Really. It's just a simple transposition of the
> 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.
That's almost certainly true (that the code is inferior.) I just don't
have the cycles to learn all the architectures Linux runs on to the