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Re: [PATCH] gcc 3.4 drops "accum" clobber, replace with "hi" intime.c

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gcc 3.4 drops "accum" clobber, replace with "hi" intime.c
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 15:00:30 +0200
Cc: "Bradley D. LaRonde" <>,, Eric Christopher <>, Daniel Jacobowitz <>
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On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 02:57:07PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> > OK, so this patch actually builds, and it sounds like it will do the job,
> > since "accum" means "hi and low", "lo" is already clobbered in all cases,
> > and either "hi" is the output and doesn't need clobbering (hunks 1, 2, and
> > 4), or "hi" is already clobbered (hunk 3).
>  There are more places this should be dealt with and I have the following 
> preliminary patch for this, but I'm unsure about removal of "accum" being 
> completely safe for older compilers.

From everything I know about the behavior of older compilers this should
be save.  "accum" was treated a little strage in some context anyway, so
I'm happy to see it go ...


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