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RE: [PATCH v2] Revert "target/mips: Deprecate nanoMIPS ISA"

From: Petar Jovanovic
Subject: RE: [PATCH v2] Revert "target/mips: Deprecate nanoMIPS ISA"
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 01:24:28 +0200

On 4/20/21 6:06 PM, Aleksandar Rikalo wrote:
> Hi Philippe,
>> The plan is to drop the nanoMIPS disassembler because it is broken 
>> since more than 2 years and nobody ever cared to fix it after 
>> Stefan's attempt in Nov 2018:
>> https://www.mail-archive.com/qemu-devel@nongnu.org/msg576504.html
>> So it is certainly unused. Unused unmaintained code has a cost and 
>> negative impact to the generic project development.
> How do you conclude it is broken ? It seems to work well.
> Aleksandar Markovic did few fixes during 2019.

> One community user tried it, reported a bug which got never fixed. This
means the code is not used by the mainstream community, but is a burden for

Hi Philippe,

I am not sure I understand this. What bug about nanomips disassembler was

> NanoMIPS needs disassembler, like other architectures...

> I totally agreed, but we need a working disassembler;

We have a working disassembler in. If there is a bug that needs to be
resolved, please bring it to our attention.


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