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Re: [GR] DD should be allowed to perform binary-only uploads

This one time, at band camp, Hamish Moffatt said:
> On Sat, Feb 10, 2007 at 12:02:57AM +0000, Stephen Gran wrote:
> > I am sure qemu is very good at what it does, but I do not have faith
> > that it can stand in for a real CPU in all the corner cases.  If
> Do you think it's likely that it can boot the kernel and run the build
> environment without crashing, but produce broken binaries?

I think the more important question is, are we positive it won't?

ballombe has already found differences between an emulated environment
and a real cpu, where the test suite failed on qemu and passed on a real
cpu.  I have no confidence that it can't fail the other way.
|   ,''`.                                            Stephen Gran |
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