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SubjectRe: [BUG] x86 kenel won't boot under Virtual PC
> Btw, I do think that the whole NOPL issue is separate from all the other 
> issues. There can be _other_ cases where it really is worth doing some
> "generic" optimizations or being more "specific", and my argument really
> is that NOPL is _not_ one of those cases.
> So I'm still not sure that X86_GENERIC is necessarily the answer. The

FWIW I personally think Linux should always use very conservative nops.
Unconditionally. This issue already cost far too much developer time
and it's unlikely to be worth it.

> Peter - does gcc actually use NOPL in _32-bit_ code too? It really seems

gcc just uses .p2align, so it comes down to binutils

Yes there seems to be a pretty scary ISA selection code in there.

Line 565 of

I haven't decoded it completely, but I suspect it does the wrong thing.


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