[LLVMdev] [PATCH v2] X86: disambiguate unqualified btr, bts

Owen Anderson resistor at mac.com
Wed Jul 17 01:26:40 PDT 2013

On Jul 17, 2013, at 12:54 AM, James Courtier-Dutton <james.dutton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 17, 2013 7:41 AM, "Joerg Sonnenberger" <joerg at britannica.bec.de> wrote:
> > In case you have missed this, this is not LKML. Please keep your abusive
> > language at home. Linus and hpa are no almighty authorities here and
> > this is not the Linux kernel community.
> >
> Linus is an expert on the x86 instruction set, so his advice on what to do with bts and btc should be taken seriously. So i thing that although Linus is not an LLVM authority, he should be considered an x86 authority.
There are many people with many years of experience with x86 on this mailing list, including compiler and assembler developers, kernel programmers, assembly-level performance experts, and instruction set architects.  In addition to being familiar with LLVM's design and philosophy, they also represent dozens of interested parties, both open source and corporate.

Nobody will deny that Linus is an x86 expert, but this list is full of them, and it is clear from the discussion that has been going on that not all of them are in agreement with him.

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