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SubjectRe: [PATCH] slub: reduce overhead of slub_debug
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Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com> writes:


> +#ifdef __HAVE_ARCH_INV_MEMSCAN
> +void *inv_memscan(void *addr, int c, size_t size)
> +{
> + if (!size)
> + return addr;
> + asm volatile("repz; scasb\n\t"

This will just do the slow byte accesses again internally.
scasb is not normally very optimized in microcode as far
as I know.

Also rep has quite some startup overhead which makes
it a bad idea for small sizes (<16-20 or so)

I would stay with the C version. I bet that one is
faster.

-Andi

--
ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only


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