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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 5/6] x86: alternative.h: use asm_inline for all alternative variants

* Rasmus Villemoes <> wrote:

> Most, if not all, uses of the alternative* family just provide one or
> two instructions in .text, but the string literal can be quite large,
> causing gcc to overestimate the size of the generated code. That in
> turn affects its decisions about inlining of the function containing
> the alternative() asm statement.
> New enough versions of gcc allow one to overrule the estimated size by
> using "asm inline" instead of just "asm". So replace asm by the helper
> asm_inline, which for older gccs just expands to asm.
> Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <>

Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <>



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