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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip v14 01/12] x86: instruction decoder API
Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 04:34:13PM -0400, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>> Add x86 instruction decoder to arch-specific libraries. This decoder
>> can decode x86 instructions used in kernel into prefix, opcode, modrm,
>> sib, displacement and immediates. This can also show the length of
>> instructions.
>> This version introduces instruction attributes for decoding instructions.
>> The instruction attribute tables are generated from the opcode map file
>> (x86-opcode-map.txt) by the generator script(gen-insn-attr-x86.awk).
>> Currently, the opcode maps are based on opcode maps in Intel(R) 64 and
>> IA-32 Architectures Software Developers Manual Vol.2: Appendix.A,
>> and consist of below two types of opcode tables.
>> 1-byte/2-bytes/3-bytes opcodes, which has 256 elements, are
>> written as below;
>> Table: table-name
>> Referrer: escaped-name
>> opcode: mnemonic|GrpXXX [operand1[,operand2...]] [(extra1)[,(extra2)...] [| 2nd-mnemonic ...]
>> (or)
>> opcode: escape # escaped-name
>> EndTable
>> Group opcodes, which has 8 elements, are written as below;
>> GrpTable: GrpXXX
>> reg: mnemonic [operand1[,operand2...]] [(extra1)[,(extra2)...] [| 2nd-mnemonic ...]
>> EndTable
>> These opcode maps include a few SSE and FP opcodes (for setup), because
>> those opcodes are used in the kernel.
> I'm getting the following build error on an old K7 box:
> arch/x86/lib/inat.c: In function ‘inat_get_opcode_attribute’:
> arch/x86/lib/inat.c:29: erreur: ‘inat_primary_table’ undeclared (first use in this function)
> arch/x86/lib/inat.c:29: erreur: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
> arch/x86/lib/inat.c:29: erreur: for each function it appears in.)

Thanks for reporting!
Hmm, it seems that inat-tables.c is not correctly generated.
Could you tell me which awk you used and send the inat-tables.c?

Thank you,

Masami Hiramatsu

Software Engineer
Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc.
Software Solutions Division


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