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SubjectRe: 2.2.17pre9: A typo fixed; some warnings squashed
Alan Cox <> said:


> > movw %ax, %dx
> >
> > instead of (clearly wrong!):
> >
> > movw %eax,%edx

> gcc generates movw %ax, %dx anyway but the wrong one doesnt work with old
> binutils.

AFAIU, gcc doesn't even look into the strings inside asm(), just blindly
substitutes stuff for %'es (at least that is exactly what I would do, for
expediency if nothing else). So this has to be a binutils (as) matter, if

> > It might be right to stay with known broken tools to not rock the boat for
> > a stable kernel series, but _please_ get rid of that crap for 2.4

> Agreed

Horst von Brand
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