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SubjectRe: [PATCH] memory: of_memory.c: remove unnecessary initialization
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Yes, I think I was wrong and you are right. I did test again and now
it is clear.

On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Cong Ding <dinggnu@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 03:26:36PM +0800, Li, Zhen-Hua wrote:
>> Infact, your patch does remove an orl operation, but add a new "move" operation.
>>
>> You can test such two functions:
>> int func1(int rm1, int rm2){
>> int i = 0;
>> i |= rm1;
>> i |= rm2;
>> }
>>
>> and
>>
>> int func(int rm1, int rm2){
>> int i;
>> i = rm1;
>> i |= rm2;
>> }
>>
>> Use gcc to compile them to assemble with "-S" operation, and you will find it.
> you are wrong. if we use O0 parameter in gcc, it really reduces an "OR"
> operation; and you are correct if we use O2 in gcc, the assemble code is the
> same. you can refer to the following screen snapshot.
>
> But we should not rely on compilers, right? But in this situation, this simple
> optimization should be done by any compiler, so it doesn't matter we patch it
> or not.
>
> [ding@GNU ~]$ gcc --version
> gcc (GCC) 4.6.2 20111027 (Red Hat 4.6.2-2)
> Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
> warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
>
> [ding@GNU ~]$ cat main1.c
> #include<stdio.h>
>
> int foo(int arg1, int arg2) {
> int ret = 0;
> ret |= arg1;
> ret |= arg2;
> return ret;
> }
>
> int main(int argc, char **argv) {
> int o = foo(57, 89);
> printf(value is %d.n, o);
> }
> [ding@GNU ~]$ cat main2.c
> #include<stdio.h>
>
> int foo(int arg1, int arg2) {
> int ret;
> ret = arg1;
> ret |= arg2;
> return ret;
> }
>
> int main(int argc, char **argv) {
> int o = foo(57, 89);
> printf(value is %d.n, o);
> }
> [ding@GNU ~]$ gcc -S main1.c -o main1.s
> [ding@GNU ~]$ gcc -S main2.c -o main2.s
> [ding@GNU ~]$ diff -up main1.s main2.s
> --- main1.s 2012-12-05 09:23:18.487007457 +0000
> +++ main2.s 2012-12-05 09:23:25.742997827 +0000
> @@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
> - .file main1.c
> + .file main2.c
> .text
> .globl foo
> .type foo, @function
> @@ -12,9 +12,8 @@ foo:
> .cfi_def_cfa_register 6
> movl %edi, -20(%rbp)
> movl %esi, -24(%rbp)
> - movl -bash, -4(%rbp)
> movl -20(%rbp), %eax
> - orl %eax, -4(%rbp)
> + movl %eax, -4(%rbp)
> movl -24(%rbp), %eax
> orl %eax, -4(%rbp)
> movl -4(%rbp), %eax
> [ding@GNU ~]$ gcc -S -O2 main1.c -o main1O2.s
> [ding@GNU ~]$ gcc -S -O2 main2.c -o main2O2.s
> [ding@GNU ~]$ diff -up main1O2.s main2O2.s
> --- main1O2.s 2012-12-05 09:24:12.718928945 +0000
> +++ main2O2.s 2012-12-05 09:24:22.590911258 +0000
> @@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
> - .file "main1.c"
> + .file "main2.c"
> .text
> .p2align 4,,15
> .globl foo
> [ding@GNU ~]$
>
>> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM, Santosh Shilimkar
>> <santosh.shilimkar@ti.com> wrote:
>> > On Tuesday 04 December 2012 07:25 PM, Grant Likely wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 11:44 AM, Santosh Shilimkar
>> >> <santosh.shilimkar@ti.com> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> On Tuesday 04 December 2012 04:56 PM, Cong Ding wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> the initialization of variable ret is unnecessary, we can remove it
>> >>>> while
>> >>>> save
>> >>>> one time "or" operation.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Signed-off-by: Cong Ding <dinggnu@gmail.com>
>> >>>> ---
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> Looks ok.
>> >>> Acked-by: Santosh Shilimkar<santosh.shilimkar@ti.com>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for the patch, but I don't think it matters enough to apply it.
>> >> The existing code isn't wrong.
>> >>
>> > The patch was removing an additional operation and hence i didn't
>> > contest it. I agree with your comment though.
>> >
>> > Regards
>> > Santosh
>> >
>> >
>> >
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