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SubjectRe: [uClinux-dev] Kernel 2.6 size increase - get_current()?
On Thursday, Jul 24, 2003, at 06:28 US/Central, Alan Cox wrote:
> Code size for critical paths is getting more and more performance
> critical
> on x86 as well as on the embedded CPU systems. 3Ghz superscalar
> processors
> lose a lot of clocks to a memory stall.

So you're arguing for more inlining, because icache speculative
prefetch will pick up the inlined code?

Or you're arguing for less, because code like get_current() which is
called frequently could have a single copy living in icache?

Hollis Blanchard
IBM Linux Technology Center

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