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Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:31:55 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] Add big-endian support to ARM assembler memcpy

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 04:47:42PM -0800, Andre McCurdy wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 4:36 PM Rich Felker <> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 10:52:15AM -0800, Andre McCurdy wrote:
> > > Allow the existing ARM assembler memcpy implementation to be used for
> > > both big and little endian targets.
> > > ---
> > >
> > > Exactly the same changes as before but rebased to account for
> > > whitespace changes in the preceding patch to add Thumb2 support.
> >
> > Thanks. I'm not sure if I'll ever apply this, since I think there's a
> > better memcpy we may be adopting, but it's nice to have in case we
> > want to.
> OK. Slightly disappointed to hear that. I've already been carrying
> this patch for many months in my own builds so hopefully the new
> memcpy() which will allow it to be dropped is imminent!

If it doesn't look immediately clear that we should go with the new
one, I'll go ahead and merge this after release. I wasn't aware anyone
was using or cared about BE, but if you do I don't want to hold it
back just because it might no longer be relevant in future.


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