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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Align jump targets to 1 byte boundaries
On 04/10/2015 02:50 PM, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
...
> New-ish versions of gcc allow people to specify optimization
> options per function:
>
> https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Function-Attributes.html#Function-Attributes
>
> optimize
> The optimize attribute is used to specify that a function is to be compiled
> with different optimization options than specified on the command line.
> Arguments can either be numbers or strings. Numbers are assumed to be an
> optimization level. Strings that begin with O are assumed to be an
> optimization option, while other options are assumed to be used with
> a -f prefix.
>
> How about not aligning code by default, and using
>
> #define hot_func __attribute__((optimize("O2","align-functions=16","align-jumps=16")))

I stumbled over that some time ago in a different context. Apparently,
that's being considered broken by gcc folks [1]. ;)

[1] http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2012-07/msg00211.html


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