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[PATCH 2/6] x86/MPX: fix address size handling

While address overrides are ignored in 64-bit mode (and hence shouldn't
result in an error), trying to use 16-bit addressing is documented to
result in #UD, and hence the assembler should reject the attempt.

2013-10-08  Jan Beulich <>

	* tc-i386.c (md_assemble): Alter address size checking for MPX

--- 2013-10-07/gas/config/tc-i386.c
+++ 2013-10-07/gas/config/tc-i386.c
@@ -3549,10 +3549,15 @@ md_assemble (char *line)
   if (i.bnd_prefix && !
     as_bad (_("expecting valid branch instruction after `bnd'"));
-  if (
-      && flag_code == CODE_64BIT
-      && i.prefix[ADDR_PREFIX])
-    as_bad (_("32-bit address isn't allowed in 64-bit MPX instructions."));
+  if (
+    {
+      if (flag_code == CODE_64BIT && i.prefix[ADDR_PREFIX])
+	as_warn (_("32-bit addressing is ignored in 64-bit MPX instructions"));
+      else if (flag_code != CODE_16BIT
+	       ? i.prefix[ADDR_PREFIX]
+	       : i.mem_operands && !i.prefix[ADDR_PREFIX])
+	as_bad (_("16-bit addressing isn't allowed in MPX instructions"));
+    }
   /* Insert BND prefix.  */
   if (add_bnd_prefix

Attachment: binutils-mainline-x86-MPX-address-size.patch
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