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SubjectRe: [PATCH 17/17] perf annotate: Handle variables in 'sub', 'or' and many other instructions
Hi,

On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 10:39:40AM -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > What do I miss? Or where is it that I'm misinterpreting the calculations
> > that objdump did in its output?
>
> The calculations are right, but these are still two different address modes.
> You cannot just turn one silently into the other.
>
> I think it would be ok to use the syntax in the assembler
>
> symbol(%rip) with no # ...

One thing I find useful is to show string constant if the address is
in the rodata (and printable of course). Maybe something like below..

lea 0x1234(%rip),%rdi # "hello world\n"
callq printf


Just an idea.

Thanks,
Namhyung


>
> > About something mildly related: what do you think about this:
> > http://ref.x86asm.net/, there is a xml file there[1] I'm thinking about
> > using, if available on the developer's HOME or some other standard place,
> > to provide help about the instructions :-)
>
> I don't know how well it's going to be maintained. x86 changes a lot
> and I've seen a lot of disassembler libraries etc. go stale as the
> owner cannot keep up.
>
> The only semi official maintained descriptions are the XED tables (but those
> don't have descriptions) or the PDFs from Intel/AMD.
> I suppose could have some hack that talks to a PDF reader and automatically
> downloads/searches the PDF.
>
> If unofficial is ok I would rather port some functionality
> from https://github.com/HJLebbink/asm-dude
> which has a lot of cool stuff.
>
> -Andi

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