[PATCH] x86: Add .nop directive to assembler

Michael Matz matz@suse.de
Wed Feb 14 15:55:00 GMT 2018


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.


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