thoughts and questions on 8xx patches

Dan Malek dan at
Wed Sep 22 03:21:03 EST 2004

On Sep 21, 2004, at 8:56 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> ok, so i'll back off and ask one more question.

Create and test the patch that works for you.  Don't be creating
options and code for things you can't test and verify.  Those
of us that have lived through the generations of microcode
patches and processor variants know you can't guess what
the future will bring.  If someone else has a need to extend
the work you have done, they will do that to meet their

If you make the options available and write the code to
match, people are going to believe it works.  If you can't
test it, they will struggle with it and we will have these
"... this is obviously broken ..." discussions all over again.


	-- Dan

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