Re: [RFC] Standard way of generating assembler offsets

From: Pantelis Antoniou (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 02:25:19 EST

"David S. Miller" wrote:
> From: Pantelis Antoniou <>
> Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 12:35:27 +0300
> If anyone is interested I have already made a perl
> script that produces assembler offsets from structure
> members.
> It doesn't need to run native since it reads the
> header files, extract the structures and by using
> objdump calculates the offsets automatically.
> BTW, I assume you have already taken a look at how we
> do this on Sparc64. See arch/sparc64/kernel/
> and the "check_asm" target in arch/sparc64/kernel/Makefile
> It also works in all cross-compilation etc. environments.
> And I bet it would work on every platform with very minimal
> changes, if any.
> Franks a lot,
> David S. Miller

I've look at your script and it kinda flew over my head.

Would you mind explain this a bit?

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