Re: [PATCH 02/13] hrtimer: remove useless const

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Mon Feb 13 2006 - 06:46:00 EST

* Roman Zippel <zippel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Feb 2006, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > A const for arguments which are passed by value is completely ignored by
> > > gcc. It has only an effect on local variables and even here gcc doesn't
> > > need it either to produce better code.
> >
> > NACK - gcc3 produces smaller code with the const - only gcc4 fixed that
> That would would be a compiler problem, these const _are_ bogus.

code size is really important for the ktime ops, so i'd keep the consts
for the time being. In any case, it's definitely not a 2.6.16 change.

> [...] and this patch doesn't break anything either.

your patch makes code larger on gcc3. Please investigate why.

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