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SubjectRe: [patch 04/14] ia64: Remove the __SMALL_ADDR_AREA attribute for per cpu access
On 11/27/07, Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, David Mosberger-Tang wrote:
>
> > Uniformity for the sake of uniformity? The small data addressing is
> > really elegant and I don't think it should be dropped just for the
> > sake of uniformity.
>
> Uniformity for the sake of code size reduction and easier maintenance.

Code-size reduction? You must be talking *source* code size
reduction. Surely the small-data access-method decreases object code
size.

--david
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