[lsb-discuss] appchk - command line processing

Robert Schweikert robert.schweikert at mathworks.com
Fri Jun 29 09:44:40 PDT 2007



Alan Cox wrote:
>> Ooops, big surprise on my part. Most people will not read this, I am 
>> prove of that. Thus we should test this somehow, yes this will be very 
>> difficult. Or we provide a different way (see below).
>>     
>
> You are not reading this the way it was originally discussed when the
> spec was done.
>
>   
>> I think the LSB should provide a mechanism for ISVs to restrict the 
>> instruction set
>>     
>
> I think not.
>
> The original intention was that users running programs on inadequate
> processors should not be greated with
>
> Illegal instruction (core dumped)
>
> or wrong results.
>
> If the app runs in the sense of
>
> --
> $ frobology
> Frobology 1.5 requires a processor with MMX instructions
> $
>   
> --
>
> that was intended to be "compliant"
>   
Thanks, this is good enough and a problem easy to solve. I would 
consider this a restriction, i.e. the app will not run on chips not 
providing certain instructions.
>   
> Alan
>
>   

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