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Re: need help on unaligned loads,stores!

To: Thomas Horsten <>
Subject: Re: need help on unaligned loads,stores!
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 23:37:26 +0200
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <>, "Liu Hongming (Alan)" <>, Linux/MIPS Development <>
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On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 10:15:59PM +0100, Thomas Horsten wrote:

> > That correct.  Unfortunately emulating of these instructions in exception
> > handlers would also be covered by the patents, so rewriting which would
> > be rather easy in all cases I can think of is the way to go ...
> Surely not in Europe (yet), at least?

The patent itself is a hardware patent and those also cover software
implementations by interpretation of US, European and various national
European patent offices.  Otoh the patent will expire in like a year or
two anyway :-)


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