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Fix s_lock.h PPC assembly code to be compatible with native AIX assem…

…bler.

On recent AIX it's necessary to configure gcc to use the native assembler
(because the GNU assembler hasn't been updated to handle AIX 6+).  This
caused PG builds to fail with assembler syntax errors, because we'd try
to compile s_lock.h's gcc asm fragment for PPC, and that assembly code
relied on GNU-style local labels.  We can't substitute normal labels
because it would fail in any file containing more than one inlined use of
tas().  Fortunately, that code is stable enough, and the PPC ISA is simple
enough, that it doesn't seem like too much of a maintenance burden to just
hand-code the branch offsets, removing the need for any labels.

Note that the AIX assembler only accepts "$" for the location counter
pseudo-symbol.  The usual GNU convention is "."; but it appears that all
versions of gas for PPC also accept "$", so in theory this patch will not
break any other PPC platforms.

This has been reported by a few people, but Steve Underwood gets the credit
for being the first to pursue the problem far enough to understand why it
was failing.  Thanks also to Noah Misch for additional testing.
latest commit c41a1215f0
Tom Lane authored

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