Re: [PATCH] fix dubious segment register clear in cpu_init()

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 20:21:40 EST

On Friday 04 August 2006 01:49, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Fix a very dubious piece of code in
> arch/i386/kernel/cpu/common.c:cpu_init(). This clears out %fs and
> %gs, but clobbers %eax in the process without telling gcc. It turns
> out that gcc happens to be not using %eax at that point anyway so it
> doesn't matter much, but it looks like a bomb waiting to go off.
> This does end up saving an instruction, because gcc wants %eax==0 for
> the set_debugreg()s below.

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