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From: Dominik Brodowski <>
To: Alexey Dobriyan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] x86/entry/64: use xorl for register clearing
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:27:16 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180214182112.GA29859@avx2>

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 09:21:12PM +0300, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> > -	xorq    %r8, %r8	/* nospec   r8 */
> > +	xorl	%r8d, %r8d	/* nospec   r8 */
> The suffix should be simply dropped as operand size is unambigious.
> It is just one more character than necessary on the screen.

No strong feelings about this issue, but I prefer it to be explicit. And
that's what seems to be the standard in arch/x86/entry/ .


  reply	other threads:[~2018-02-14 18:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-14 18:21 Alexey Dobriyan
2018-02-14 18:27 ` Dominik Brodowski [this message]
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2018-02-14 17:59 [PATCH 0/2] x86/entry: xorq->xorl; idtentry size reduction Dominik Brodowski
2018-02-14 17:59 ` [PATCH 2/2] x86/entry/64: use xorl for register clearing Dominik Brodowski

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