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SubjectRe: [10 PATCHES] inline functions to avoid stack overflow
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 12:09 AM, David Miller <> wrote:
> From: Mikulas Patocka <>
> Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:53:10 -0400 (EDT)
>> Even worse, gcc doesn't use these additional bytes. If you try this:
>> extern void f(int *i);
>> void g()
>> {
>> int a;
>> f(&a);
>> }
>> , it allocates additional 16 bytes for the variable "a" (so there's total
>> 208 bytes), even though it could place the variable into 48-byte
>> ABI-mandated area that it inherited from the caller or into it's own
>> 16-byte padding that it made when calling "f".
> 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 ? 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 ?


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