Long-term support and backport risk
Posted Jun 23, 2007 2:38 UTC (Sat) by kingdon
In reply to: Long-term support and backport risk
Parent article: Long-term support and backport risk
Well, one side effect of writing such an emulator is that understanding of the hardware improves. Sure, if you are reverse engineering and guessing it becomes harder, but that is true with or without the emulator.
Now, unless there is a fairly big cultural shift, I don't really see these kinds of emulators and autotests getting popular in the kernel world (and I'll fully admit that this kind of thing is easier for, say, compilers than kernels, which have things like locking and races all over the place). But that's more a statement of "I don't think people are going to try it" than "I think if they did try it, it would be useless".
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