Re: Syscall changes registers beyond %eax, on linux-i386

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Sat Sep 21 2002 - 20:33:46 EST


> It's a problem with a 'general purpose' compiler that wants to
> be "all things" to all people. If somebody made a gcc-compatible
> compiler, tuned to the ix86 characteristics, I think we could
> cut the extra instructions by at least 1/2, maybe more.

Remember pgcc?

And btw cutting instructions by 1/2might look nice but unless you can
keep it as fast as it was, its useless.

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