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SubjectRe: optimalisation for strlcpy (lib/string.c)
Hi, Adrian & Friends!

>> Like the other patch (by that other person), I think it is faster to not
>> do a strlen first.

There are PowerPC architectures, where a strlen is a matter of a single
instruction of the CPU.

Quote: "PowerPC 405 and 440 instruction sets offer the powerful
Determine Left-Most Zero Byte (DLMZB) instruction."

That's propably hard to beat.

So, if we really want to speed up these things, we should write
code which helps the compiler get that optimized instructions for
us - by improving the code of strlen() i.e.

Reference:
http://www-03.ibm.com/chips/power/powerpc/newsletter/sep2003/ppc_process_at_work2.html

Greets,

Clemens Koller
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