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SubjectRe: gcc inlining heuristics was Re: [PATCH -v7][RFC]: mutex: implement adaptive spinning
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 11:02:17AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Something at the back of my mind said "aliasing".
> >
> > $ gcc linus.c -O2 -S ; grep subl linus.s
> > subl $1624, %esp
> > $ gcc linus.c -O2 -S -fno-strict-aliasing; grep subl linus.s
> > subl $824, %esp
> >
> > That's with 4.3.2.
>
> Interesting.
>
> Nonsensical, but interesting.

What I find nonsensical is that -fno-strict-aliasing generates
better code here. Normally one would expect the compiler seeing
more aliases with that option and then be more conservative
regarding any sharing. But it seems to be the other way round
here.

-Andi
--
ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only.


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