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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] ARM: Use generic BUG() handler
On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 08:49:49AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 04:27:43PM -0800, Simon Glass wrote:
> > + asm volatile("1:\t.word %c3\n" \
> > + ".pushsection __bug_table,\"a\"\n" \
> > + "2:\t.word 1b, %c0\n" \
> > + "\t.hword %c1, 0\n" \
> > + "\t.org 2b+%c2\n" \
>
> %c doesn't work on lots of versions of gcc, which is why we can't use
> the generic bug support. There's no way to reliably generate constants
> without many compiler versions spitting out a '#' before them.

gcc 4.3.2:

asm(".word %c0" : : "i" (0));

produces:

.word #0

which gas chokes on:

/tmp/cc2hGOHd.s:12: Error: bad expression
/tmp/cc2hGOHd.s:12: Error: junk at end of line, first unrecognized character is `0'

So what this means is that it's impossible to generate constants in
assembly with GCC targetting ARM without having them prefixed by '#',
which in turn makes it impossible to use the generic BUG support.

I reported this bug to gcc folk many years ago. I've no idea which
version it has been fixed in or if it's even been fixed.


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