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SubjectRe: [Patch 17/23] mask v2 = [6/7] nodemask_t_ia64_changes
> The uninlined larger version would have to be smaller and
> faster than your small version inlined, wouldn't it?

Yes - a normal function call with 3 args will be smaller than
an inline for-loop with a test_bit().

Faster depends - small or dense would favor the inline,
large and sparse the larger version via a call.

You raise good points. Thanks.

Looks like uninlining it is the sensible choice.

I won't rest till it's the best ...
Programmer, Linux Scalability
Paul Jackson <> 1.650.933.1373
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