NOPL instruction back in Rawhide?

Andre Robatino robatino at
Sat Feb 5 08:58:05 UTC 2011

Bill Nottingham <notting <at>> writes:

> I believe the original issue was caused by binutils inserting the instruction
> when the assembler was called with i686 optimizations. The fix that was added
> to prior releases was to change glibc to not call the assembler that way, as
> a workaround. Since then, binutils has (theoretically) been fixed to not do
> this; hence it's reassigned to binutils as that change doesn't seem to be
> working.

Thanks for the explanation. Does this mean that i686 packages being built now
may get infected with NOPL as a result and have to be rebuilt later? There was
just an announcement on the devel list of a mass rebuild starting in 2 days.

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