[coreboot] [PATCH] fix clobbers in the K8 CAR

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 17:39:53 CET 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 8:34 AM, Patrick Georgi <patrick at georgi-clan.de> wrote:

> The other issue is that in an .s file, we're bound to function calling
> conventions. with __asm__, we can really include code.

I understand. But I work with a very nice operating system that has
never had a need for __asm__, so I question the need for it myself.

I'd still like to see the reason that memset is so slow.

Also, I realize we have dropped support for other architectures, but
coreboot is still in principle portable. This change will be the
beginning of the removal of the portability. Before we start to make
such a change we need to make a conscious decision that losing
portability is what we want.

Part of "portability", in this case, is eventually moving to native
64-bit mode for the x86_64. I think we'll have to do that when we have
machines with more memory than PAE can address.



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