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SubjectRe: [patch] string-486.h modified
Jamie Lokier wrote:
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> Petko Manolov wrote:
> > I don't see the point of string-486.c - string-486.h is a replacement
> > of string.h for i[45]86 machines so let stay in include directory.
>
> The point is it may run faster due to better i-cache usage. Remember
> also that 486 machines don't have much memory, so the gain from reducing
> kernel size is more significant. (Less paging etc.)


Agreed.


> You'd still want string-486.h to _call_ the larger routines in
> string-486.c, using FASTCALL or your choice of alternate registers.


I am not very sure if Linus will like the idea.


best,
Petkan
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