> New binutils (current betas) handle these changes right, older ones
> generate idiotic code for them (unneeded prefixes, AFAIR). With what
> is in the kernel right now, new binutils generate the right code and
> complain, older ones generate the right code and keep quiet.
So maybe the fixes could be applied in 2.3.x (and consequently be in
2.4), and require a newer binutils than 2.2.x does. In my experience
installing an upgraded binutils is no more difficult than configuring
and building a kernel - so requiring a binutils upgrade _should_ not
be too onerous.
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