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    SubjectRe: [patch] x86, small syscall entry speedup, 2.1.90

    On Sun, 15 Mar 1998, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

    > Can you really load a segment register with a byte move? My Intel
    > documentation doesn't say it's possible. [...]

    no, the hack abused a GAS bug to generate a prefix-less instruction (to
    fix another GAS bug ;). Take a look at the objdump output, there it's the
    proper movw opcode. I'm glad GAS is fixed now, thus a much wider range of
    code gets improved.

    -- mingo

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