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SubjectRe: [PATCH] crc32: remove useless __pure modifier from functions
On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Thiago Galesi <> wrote:
>> Hmm. They're not marked as pure in the header files. Does GCC look it up
>> from the object file or something for this...?
> I just tested this, the answer is No :(
> It only works if it's marked in the header. But when it's marked, it
> works, and redundant calls are optimized.

Did you see any change in size of your kernel with this annotation? It
didn't seem to have any effect as far as I could tell.

There are a number of functions in lib/ code that could be marked
__pure or __attribute_const__ but I'm not sure if it's worth the
effort, for my compiler (gcc 4.2) at least.

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