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Re: what to do about umul instructions and old SPARC boxen

On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 01:21:35AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> Can you guys look at the bug logs of #111581 and advise me?
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=111581&repeatmerged=yes
> I need to know if this is indeed a kernel bug, and/or if there is
> anything that can be done with the XFree86 packages to prevent this that
> wouldn't be very unpleasant.
> The current thesis is that compiling XFree86 on a modern SPARC processor
> causes "umul" instructions in the object code, which older SPARC
> processors don't recognize.

Not sure if this would be a kernel bug, or a GCC bug. I'll look into it.

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