Re: Oops in 2.6.10-rc1 (almost solved)

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sat Nov 13 2004 - 23:44:48 EST

On Sat, 13 Nov 2004, Matt Domsch wrote:
> Not ready for Linus yet

Indeed. Please don't use pushfl/popfl to save the carry flag. There are
tons of better ways.

For example, use "lea" instead of "add" to not write the flags (and add a
comment). Or save the carry flag in a register with

sbb %bx,%bx

ant test %bx later. Or any of a million other _standard_ ways to handle
this problem.

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