Re: [PATCH 1/2] x86, crypto, Generate .byte code for some newinstructions via gas macro

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Thu Nov 05 2009 - 09:23:59 EST

On Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 02:44:15PM +0800, Huang Ying wrote:
> It will take some time for binutils (gas) to support some newly added
> instructions, such as SSE4.1 instructions or the AES-NI instructions
> found in upcoming Intel CPU.
> To make the source code can be compiled by old binutils, .byte code is
> used instead of the assembly instruction. But the readability and
> flexibility of raw .byte code is not good.
> This patch solves the issue of raw .byte code via generating it via
> assembly instruction like gas macro. The syntax is as close as
> possible to real assembly instruction.
> Some helper macros such as MODRM is not a full feature
> implementation. It can be extended when necessary.
> Signed-off-by: Huang Ying <ying.huang@xxxxxxxxx>

Once Ingo acks this I'll throw it into cryptodev.

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