Re: enabling libgcc for 64-bit divisions, was Re: PROBLEM: XFS on ARM corruption 'Structure needs cl

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Aug 13 2015 - 12:28:41 EST

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:11 PM, George Spelvin <linux@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Agreed. But some x86 code I'm working on now, I have a *lot* of
> asm("divl") calls because even do_div isn't great for 64/32->32 division.


I'm not convinced that "64/32->32" is all that generic, though. If
the dividend in 64-bit, there's no fundamental type-based guarantee
that things will fit.

So your case is rather special, and depends (intimately) on knowing
the actual ranges and how they interact.

That's not a generic situation like "do_div()".

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