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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 00/11] target-mips: add mips16 support

From: Aurelien Jarno
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 00/11] target-mips: add mips16 support
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 11:17:23 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:49:58PM -0800, Nathan Froyd wrote:
> This patchset adds MIPS16 support to the MIPS backend.  MIPS16 is a
> compact encoding of a subset of the MIPS integer instructions, similar
> to ARM's Thumb mode.  The processor enters MIPS16 mode by executing a
> special jump instruction; execution continus at the jump target in
> MIPS16 mode until the processor returns to MIPS32/64 mode by executing a
> special jump instruction.
> The patches have been tested with GCC's testsuite and GDB's testsuite.

It's nice there is someone working on items from target-mips/TODO. By 
the way, this patchset misses one patch to remove the entry from this
file ;-)

More seriously, this patchset still has a few problems, but I don't
expect them difficult to solve. Please see the comments on different

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