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    SubjectRE: Synchronizing Bit operations V2
    On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, Luck, Tony wrote:

    > > Also some higher level functions may want to have the mode passed to them
    > > as parameters. See f.e. include/linux/buffer_head.h. Without the
    > > parameters you will have to maintain farms of definitions for all cases.
    > But if any part of the call chain from those higher level functions
    > down to these low level functions is not inline, then the compiler
    > won't be able to collapse out the "switch (mode)" ... so we'd end up
    > with a ton of extra object code.

    Correct. But such bitops are typically defined to be inline.
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