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SubjectRe: [patch 00/2] improve .text size on gcc 4.0 and newer compilers
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On Fri, 2005-12-30 at 16:12 -0600, Matt Mackall wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2005 at 08:11:50PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > If no-forced-inlining makes the kernel smaller then we probably have (yet
> > more) incorrect inlining. We should hunt those down and fix them. We did
> > quite a lot of this in 2.5.x/2.6.early. Didn't someone have a script which
> > would identify which functions are a candidate for uninlining?
>
> It was a combination of a tool I wrote for -tiny, which added
> deprecation warnings to inlines along with a post-processing tool to
> count instantiations, nestings, etc., and a post-post-processing tool
> written by Denis Vlasenko that guessed at the space usage.


my current patch to deinline a bunch of big offenders is at
http://www.fenrus.org/noinline

(it's on the big side for lkml for now)

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