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SubjectRe: [Patch] performance enhancement for simple_strtoul
Hi!

> > 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?

On second thought, ps -auxl maybe stresses simple_strtoul a little
bit. Not sure.

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

Pavel
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