Subject: Re: MACHINE_ARCH on mips
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 07/26/1998 13:34:21
On  Sun, 26 Jul 1998 12:36:58 -0700, Jason Thorpe <>

On Sat, 25 Jul 1998 12:50:43 -0700 
 Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> wrote:

> > Oh, nonsense.  if I compile up an entire alpha userland which uses the
> > byte load/store instructions, it'll run on an EV5 but not an EV4 (or
> > whatever the right designation is.  I haven't changed the ``default''
> > switches at all, but I've created an ``incompatible'' userland.

>Right, but YOU took SPECIFIC action to do this, so you deserve to lose :-)

Right.  So you're agreeing that what todd wants is not inherent in the
``architecture'', but a tool to stop users shooting themselves in the