Re: [patch] string-486.h modified

From: Jamie Lokier (
Date: Tue Sep 05 2000 - 06:04:28 EST

Petko Manolov wrote:
> I don't see the point of string-486.c - string-486.h is a replacement
> of string.h for i[45]86 machines so let stay in include directory.

The point is it may run faster due to better i-cache usage. Remember
also that 486 machines don't have much memory, so the gain from reducing
kernel size is more significant. (Less paging etc.)

You'd still want string-486.h to _call_ the larger routines in
string-486.c, using FASTCALL or your choice of alternate registers.

-- Jamie
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