Linux Kernel 5.4.102 Release

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This post summarizes Linux Kernel new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux 5.4.102 Release. Linux 5.4.102 Release contains 338 changes, patches or new features. In total, there are 160,715 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 5.4.102 release compared to Linux 5.4 release. To view the source code of Linux 5.4.102 kernel release online,
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x86-64 instructions for floating-point comparisons

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What are the x86-64 instructions for floating-point comparisons like the cmpq for quard-word integer comparison? The SSE3 extenstions provide two instructions for comparing floating values: Instruction Based on Description ucomiss S2, S1 S1 – S2 Compare single precision ucomisd S2, S1 S1 – S2 Compare double precision As with cmpq, they follow the GAS convention
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How to package a Scala project to a .jar with sbt?

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How to package a Scala project to a .jar file with sbt? Manually packaging the .class files are fine but too tedious. A jar of just the project classes The command: sbt package will produces the main artifact as a jar into target/scala-2.x.y/project_name_2.x.y-zz.jar. Continuously building the package: sbt ~package Standalone jar with all dependencies If
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How to get the assembly code for OCaml code generated by ocamlopt?

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How to get the native assembly code (e.g. x86-64 asm) for OCaml code generated by the native ocamlopt compiler? To get the assembly code for an OCaml program, add these parameters to ocamlopt: -S -inline 20 -nodynlink An example is as follows. The OCaml program: $ cat not.ml let not x = ((x – 1)
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A Beginners’ Guide to x86-64 Instruction Encoding

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The encoding of x86 and x86-64 instructions is well documented in Intel or AMD’s manuals. However, they are not quite easy for beginners to start with to learn encoding of the x86-64 instructions. In this post, I will give a list of useful manuals for understanding and studying the x86-64 instruction encoding, a brief introduction
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x86-64 ISA / Assembly Programming References

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This post collect the reference resource for x86-64 (also know as Intel 64, AMD 64) ISA / assembly language programming. x86-64 is a 64-bit extension of the Intel x86 instruction set. ==x86-64 Assembly Programming== Introduction to Computer Systems Resources (15-213 Introduction to Computer Systems Resources from CMU) Lots materials for learning machine-level programming on the
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Inline Assembly with GCC on Linux

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One cool feature of gcc is that it can inline assembly into C code. With inline assembly, the programmer can precisely control the execution of the processor, such as forcing variables to use registers, getting special processor state efficiently, and writing critical efficient code in assembly by hand. I compile a list of tutorials from
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How to Generate Mixed Source and Assembly List from Source Code using GCC

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When debugging and optimizing programs, developers sometimes need to generate and investigate into the assembly generated by the compiler. Generating a mixed source and assembly list will help a lot for debugging and optimization. gcc can achieve this by working with the assembler. Generate assembly list mixed with the source code Just add these gcc
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