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    SubjectRe: Breakage in arch/i386/kernel/time.c
    On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Richard Gooch wrote:

    > But do_gettimeofday() doesn't have any explicit asm code. Sure, it
    > does locking, but those lock functions shouldn't affect the C code
    > it's called from. If there's leakage from the lock functions, that
    > should be fixed.

    It's not from the lock functions, but from do_fast_gettimeoffset():

    register unsigned long eax asm("ax");
    register unsigned long edx asm("dx");

    The locking functions use eax for passing args in/out when calling the
    helper functions if the variable doesn't have a static address.
    Unfortunately, gcc 2.7.2 isn't getting the optimization correct
    (&time_lock is a constant). Remove the inline from do_fast_gettimeoffset
    and it should compile.


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