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Date:	Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:29:29 +0800
From:	Tao Guo <>
To:	Greg KH <>
Cc:, Jan Beulich <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86_64: Work around old gas bug

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:25 PM, Greg KH <> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 04:28:22AM -0400, Tao Guo wrote:
>> gas in binutils(2.16.91) could not parse parentheses within macro
>> parameters unless fully parenthesized, and this is a workaround to
>> make old gas work without generating below errors:
>> arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S: Assembler messages:
>> arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S:387: Error: too many positional arguments
>> arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S:389: Error: too many positional arguments
>> arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S:390: Error: too many positional arguments
>> arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S:391: Error: too many positional arguments
>> arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S:392: Error: too many positional arguments
>> arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S:393: Error: too many positional arguments
>> arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S:394: Error: too many positional arguments
>> Signed-off-by: Tao Guo <>
>> ---
>>  arch/x86/include/asm/calling.h |   48 +++++++++++++++++++--------------------
>>  arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S     |   20 ++++++++--------
>>  2 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 35 deletions(-)
> <formletter>
> This is not the correct way to submit patches for inclusion in the
> stable kernel tree.  Please read Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
> for how to do this properly.
> </formletter>

Thanks Greg, I just realized that I followed the old rules in an old
Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt file. Since the patches for
other stable branches will be a little different from this one, I will
send them later to after this patch gets

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