Re: [PATCH][RFC] getting rid of stupid loop in BUG()

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On Tue, 24 Jul 2007, David Miller wrote:
> From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <[email protected]>
> Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 23:24:55 -0700
> > H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > > How far back was __builtin_trap() supported?
> > 
> > I think its relatively recent, but it might be within our supported
> > compiler window.
> I'm pretty sure it is.

.. and I'm pretty sure it's immaterial.

We don't just do the "ud2" instruction - we also do the file and line 
number information after it. Which means that __builtin_trap() is useless.

So we might as well keep the loop, since both are two-byte instructions 
that tell gcc that it will never continue.

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