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SubjectRe: [10 PATCHES] inline functions to avoid stack overflow
From: "Bart Van Assche" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 08:32:35 +0200

> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 12:09 AM, David Miller <> wrote:
> > The extra 16 bytes of space allocated is so that GCC can perform a
> > secondary reload of a quad floating point value. It always has to be
> > present, because we can't satisfy a secondary reload by emitting yet
> > another reload, it's the end of the possible level of recursions
> > allowed by the reload pass.
> Is there any floating-point code present in the Linux kernel ?

Yes, but not coming from C compiled code. Floating point is
used in most of the memcpy/memset implementations of the
sparc64 kernel.

> Would it be a good idea to add an option to gcc that tells gcc that
> the compiled code does not contain floating-point instructions, such
> that gcc knows that no space has to be provided for a quad floating
> point value ?

I think it exists already, it's called -mno-fpu :-)

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