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Re: [PATCH] x86: Add .nop directive to assembler
On Wed, 14 Feb 2018, H.J. Lu wrote:
> > Did you consider generalizing .skip instead (e.g. by allowing its FILL
> > to be "@NOP" alongside an absolute expression)? I have to admit that
> > adding a new directive looks a little odd to me when all you want is
> > some more flexibility with an existing one.
> This requires much bigger changes. Also I like ".not SIZE, LIMIT". But
> if everyone agrees that we should extend .skip, we can do that. This may
> also remove the size limit.
If I may chime in, it didn't occur to me before Jan mentioned it, but yes,
I also think extending .fill feels more natural.