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Re: [PATCH] x86: Add .nop directive to assembler
On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:19 PM, Alan Modra <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:08:38PM +0000, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 Feb 2018, Alan Modra wrote:
>> > > .nop is similar to .skip, except that it fills with NOPs. Yes, it can be used
>> > > wherever .skip can be used.
>> > Given https://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2018-02/msg00322.html I'm
>> > inclined to think the name of the directive should change.
>> > .skipnops perhaps?
>> Just `.nops' maybe? There doesn't appear to be any matching mnemonic in
> I'd be happy with that too.
There is no guarantee that one of those NO_PSEUDO_DOT targets or the new
NO_PSEUDO_DOT target won't have an instruction called nops or skipnops in