> > It causes no problems on/for the systems supported by trunk before
> the patch went in - it just means that in some situations it doesn't
> work on/for the systems enabled by that patch.
> I'm having trouble parsing that. :-)
> Does this mean that we put in the patch, but it will cause no
> appreciable difference because, for target machine type X, it still
> won't work?
That's the worst case scenario, yes.
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