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Re: M700 partition problem

To: linux-mips@fnet.fr
Subject: Re: M700 partition problem
From: Systemkennung Linux <linux@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 19:50:45 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <199604181347.PAA09802@gordon.enea.se> from "Per Fogelstrom" at Apr 18, 96 03:47:20 pm
Hi all,

> You need to do the same as alphas do. Mipses can't load unaligned without
> using special instructions or load a byte at  a time and merge them.
> 
> I ran into this when porting XFree86 to my 4000 running NetBSD.

The IDE/partition table stuff in the Linux kernel is full of these alignment
problems.  I've already fixed several of these bugs.  It's just been luck
that I didn't run into this particular problem.  Anyway, I now have Wayne's
M700 sitting on my table and will fix this thing.

   Ralf

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