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Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 11:23:57 -0400
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From: DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com>
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In-reply-to: <ffpkhp$p9o$> (do_not_have@nohavenot.cmm)
Subject: Re: Using inline asm
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> Thanks.  Okay, it doesn't, so correct the code...  I wasn't sure if
> the asm directive inserted a pusha; popa combination into the
> stackframe, say instead of push ebp; pop ebp, or used some other
> method.  That might mess up returns...

The intention of the asm is to tell gcc exactly what the opcode does,
including side effects.  It's up to gcc to decide if/when it needs to
preserve registers or whatnot.  That's why it's important to be
specific about what the opcode does.

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