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    SubjectRe: asm in C slightly OT
    On Sun, Jul 23, 2000 at 05:51:10PM -0700, George Anzinger wrote:
    > "H. Peter Anvin" wrote:
    > >
    > > Followup to: <39795FCE.65EE2768@pioneer.net>
    > > By author: George Anzinger <george@pioneer.net>
    > > In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    > > >
    > > > The first line looks like a function proto type. It is unclear how it
    > > > is related to the rest of the macro. This macro generates a bit of code
    > > > that is not a function in any way. It has an entry label
    > > > "common_interrupt" and ends with a jmp. What I really want to know is
    > > > how to refer to a C variable inside of such a construct. The gcc
    > > > documentation talks about how to do it in more standard asm. I would
    > > > like, for example to add to the above macro, for example:
    > > >
    > > > "incl foo.bar" where bar is a member of structure foo.
    > > >
    > > > I know this could be done as: "incl foo+xxx" where xxx is the offset
    > > > of bar in foo, but I would like the compiler to figure this for me so as
    > > > to follow structure changes.
    > > >
    > >
    > > RTFM(info gcc)
    > >
    > > asm("incl (%0)" :: "i" (&foo.bar));
    >
    > I wish it was that easy. As it turns out the asm statement is not
    > inside a function. This seems to turn off the ability to use the ":"
    > construct. Why? Wish I knew. At this point I think I must use hand
    > computed offsets for members of structures refered to from asm code that
    > is not in a function.

    Why, because outside of a function, it doesn't do register allocation, thus GCC
    believes it shouldn't give you the option of specifying variables. Basically
    it just dumps the text into the asm input file.

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