Re: PROBLEM: compiling NTFS write support

From: Anton Altaparmakov
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 06:42:12 EST


On Wed, 2004-05-12 at 11:14, andrea.fracasso@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi, I have found a problem compiling te source of kernel 2.6.6, if I
> enable NTFS write support when i run "make" i get this error:
> ....
> CC fs/ntfs/inode.o
> CC fs/ntfs/logfile.o
> {standard input}: Assembler messages:
> {standard input}:683: Error: suffix or operands invalid for `bsf'
> make[2]: *** [fs/ntfs/logfile.o] Error 1
> make[1]: *** [fs/ntfs] Error 2
> make: *** [fs] Error 2
> my kernel version is:
> Linux version 2.6.5-AS1500 (root@ntb-gozzolox) (gcc version 3.3.2 20031022
> (Red Hat Linux 3.3.2-1)) #3 Thu Apr 15 10:13:11 CEST 2004
> my cpu is:
> processor : 0
> vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
> cpu family : 15
> model : 4
> model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+

Thanks for the report. Yes, this has been reported already to me but I
didn't get a response from the other person yet, so perhaps you could
help... Note that this works fine on my P4 with SuSE Linux
(gcc-3.3.3-36 rpm and binutils rpm) and it works fine
for many other people...

Which binutils version do you have (rpm -q binutils)?

Can you type (inside the configured kernel tree):

make fs/ntfs/logfile.s

And email this file to me. Line 683 of that file should give us a clue
why this is failing.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Best regards,


Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
Linux NTFS maintainer / IRC: #ntfs on
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