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diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h
index e7636bac7372..6c98821fef5e 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h
@@ -62,8 +62,10 @@
#define new_len2 145f-144f
/*
- * max without conditionals. Idea adapted from:
+ * gas compatible max based on the idea from:
* http://graphics.stanford.edu/~seander/bithacks.html#IntegerMinOrMax
+ *
+ * The additional "-" is needed because gas uses a "true" value of -1.
*/
#define alt_max_short(a, b) ((a) ^ (((a) ^ (b)) & -(-((a) < (b)))))

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