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RE: need help on unaligned loads,stores!

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, Thomas Horsten <thomas@horsten.com>
Subject: RE: need help on unaligned loads,stores!
From: "Liu Hongming (Alan)" <alanliu@trident.com.cn>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 09:18:20 +0800
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>, "Liu Hongming (Alan)" <alanliu@trident.com.cn>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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Hi All,

I have rewritten the codes,and now it really works.
Our cpu is bought from others,it really doesnt support unaligned access.

Thanks for you all.

Best Regards,
Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: Ralf Baechle [mailto:ralf@linux-mips.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 5:37 AM
To: Thomas Horsten
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven; Liu Hongming (Alan); Linux/MIPS Development
Subject: Re: need help on unaligned loads,stores!


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 :-)

  Ralf

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