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Re: [PATCH v2 00/93] TCI fixes and cleanups

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 00/93] TCI fixes and cleanups
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2021 09:58:30 +0000

On Thu, 4 Feb 2021 at 01:49, Richard Henderson
<richard.henderson@linaro.org> wrote:
> Almost 7 years ago I detailed 5 major problems in tci[1], of
> which three still remain:
>   * Unaligned accesses to the bytecode stream, which means
>     that we immediately SIGBUS on any host requiring alignment.
>   * Non-portable calls to helper functions.
>   * Full of useless ifdefs and TODOs.
> To my mind, this means the code is unmaintained, despite what it
> says in MAINTAINERS.  Thus tci *should* be simply removed.
> However, every time removal is suggested, someone comes out of the
> woodwork and says we should keep it, because it's useful for $FOO.

Not listed, but also a problem:
 * it's a configure-time choice, not a runtime choice

(Personally I'm on the "we should just remove it" side.)

-- PMM

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