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    SubjectRe: [uClinux-dev] Kernel 2.6 size increase - get_current()?
    On Thursday, Jul 24, 2003, at 14:37 US/Central, Alan Cox wrote:

    > On Iau, 2003-07-24 at 16:30, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
    >> So you're arguing for more inlining, because icache speculative
    >> prefetch will pick up the inlined code?
    > I'm arguing for short inlined fast paths and non inlined unusual
    > paths.
    >> Or you're arguing for less, because code like get_current() which is
    >> called frequently could have a single copy living in icache?
    > Depends how much the jump costs you.

    And also how big your icache is, and maybe even cpu/bus ratio, etc...
    which depend on the arch of course.

    So as I saw Ihar suggest earlier in this thread, perhaps there should
    be two inline directives: must_inline (for code whose correctness
    depends on it) and could_help_performance_inline. Then different archs
    could #define could_help_performance_inline as appropriate.

    Hollis Blanchard
    IBM Linux Technology Center

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