[PATCH] x86: Add .nop directive to assembler

H.J. Lu hjl.tools@gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 16:19:00 GMT 2018

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:55 AM, Michael Matz <matz@suse.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

No, .fill isn't what we want.  We need to extend

.skip SIZE , FILL

So what should FILL look like?

BTW, to implement that, we need to extend both rs_fill and rs_space relax


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