Subject: Re: options DUMMY_NOPS (was Re: Config File / Kernel Building)
To: Jim Rees <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/18/1996 16:02:54
>   Your hardware will probably start acting weird.  Read locore.s and
>   grep for DUMMY_NOPS if you want to find out what it does.  Remember,
>   you have the source -- Use The Source Luke.
> I guess I don't get it.  I did as you suggest, and as far as I can tell,
> DUMMY_NOPS doesn't do anything at all except change the definitions of
> FASTER_NOP and NOP, which aren't used anywhere.  This is in the 1.1 kernel.
> Is this all some kind of elaborate joke?

at least FASTER_NOP is used (in i386/isa/vector.s).  I couldn't find
any uses of NOP, either...