Re: MAINTAINERS file out of date?

From: WANG Cong
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 06:24:50 EST

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 10:27:47PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> A lot of that code (although, of course, not all) could be written in C,
>>> though. I'm thinking of taking a stab at rewriting it that way.
>> Is this using the .code16gcc? Or are you thinking of some other
>> technique. Requiring another C compiler to build the kernel would
>> be a pain to use.
>.code16gcc was what I was using. There is a GSoC project that I'm
>mentoring to get 16-bit support for gcc, that will be possible to
>eventually migrate to (for code size) if/when it gets implemented and
>gets pushed out far enough, but that's for the future.
> -hpa

Thanks! I will take a look at that file.

Maybe we can rewrite them in C, use a 16-bit C compiler to generate AT&T asm code and finally push the asm code in the kernel source tree. But perhaps there is no such ideal compiler. ;)

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