[PATCH] x86: Add .nop directive to assembler

Alan Modra amodra@gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 23:19:00 GMT 2018


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 
> opcodes/.

I'd be happy with that too.

-- 
Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM



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