Josh Poimboeuf <jpoim...@redhat.com> writes:

> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 02:48:53PM -0400, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>> > Yes. They just make objtool very unhappy:
>> >
>> > arch/x86/entry/entry_64.o: warning: objtool: .entry.text+0xfd0: special:
>> > can't find orig instruction
>> >
>> > Peter suggested to use:
>> >
>> >       .pos = .
>> >       .byte..
>> >       jmp
>> >       .nops (pos + 8) - .
>> 
>> 
>> Unfortunately this (.nops directive) only works for newer assemblers
>> (2.31, per
>> https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=blob_plain;f=gas/NEWS;h=9a3f352108e439754688e19e63a6235b38801182;hb=5eb617a71463fa6810cd14f57adfe7a1efc93a96)
>> 
>> 
>> I have 2.27 and things don't go well.
>
> A single nop should be fine, since gas will complain if it tries to move
> the IP backwards.

Yes. That's what I posted in the V9 thread :)

> (Also I'd vote for normal indentation instead of the "assembler magic
> at 4 spaces" thing.)

let me fix that

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