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SubjectRe: [Patch] performance enhancement for simple_strtoul
Steve Grubb wrote:
> It seems gcc creates much better code with the variables set to register
> types.

Curious. GCC should be generating the same code regardless; ah well.

Is strtoul actually used in the kernel other than for the occasional
(rare) write to /proc/sys and parsing boot options?

> But this is the kernel and there are people that would reject my patch
> purely on the basis that it adds precious bytes to the kernel.

Perhaps I am mistaken but I'd expect it to be called what, ten times at
boot time, and a couple of times when X loads the MTRRs?

Sounds like the neatest trick would be reducing bytes used here...

-- Jamie
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