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SubjectRe: [Suggestion] [x86]: Compiler Option Os is better on latest x86
On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 08:56:26AM -0600, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> There has been occasional talk about a -Ok(ernel) option to gcc, but
> that would require someone to go through gcc and figure out what bits
> makes sense and which don't...

Yep, such an option has a great potential for us and, if done right,
would be very cool. It could probably be taught to insert HWEIGHT,
RDRAND, CLFLUSH and whatever other insns we have the inline asm versions
for... and query CPUID before that... uuh, nice stuff.

The alternative would be to fork gcc and call it kcc...

/me runs away pretty quickly without even turning back :-)


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