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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/5] bitops: compile time optimization for hweight_long(CONSTANT)
On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 06:31:04PM +0100, Michal Marek wrote:
> On 17.2.2010 18:20, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 02:57:42PM +0100, Michal Marek wrote:
> >> On 12.2.2010 20:05, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >>> On 02/12/2010 09:47 AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> However, this is generic code and for the above to work we have to
> >>>> enforce x86-specific CFLAGS for it. What is the preferred way to do
> >>>> that?
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> That's a question for Michal and the kbuild list. Michal?
> >>
> >> (I was offline last week).
> >>
> >> The _preferred_ way probably is not to do it :), but otherwise you can
> >> set CFLAGS_hweight.o depending on CONFIG_X86(_32|_64), just like you do
> >> in arch/x86/lib/Makefile already.
> >
> > Wouldn't it be better if we had something like ARCH_CFLAGS_hweight.o
> > which gets set in the arch Makefile instead?
>
> We could, but is it worth it if there is only one potential user so far?
> IMO just put the condition to lib/Makefile now and if there turn out to
> be more cases like this, we can add support for ARCH_CFLAGS_foo.o then.

Ok, I'm fine with that too, thanks.

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Boris.

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