Re: [PATCH] optimize ktime_divns for constant divisors

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Wed Dec 03 2014 - 15:03:59 EST

On Wednesday 03 December 2014 14:43:06 Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> At least on ARM, do_div() is optimized to turn constant divisors into
> an inline multiplication by the reciprocal value at compile time.
> However this optimization is missed entirely whenever ktime_divns() is
> used and the slow out-of-line division code is used all the time.
> Let ktime_divns() use do_div() inline whenever the divisor is constant
> and small enough. This will make things like ktime_to_us() and
> ktime_to_ms() much faster.
> Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico@xxxxxxxxxx>

Very cool. I've been thinking about doing something similar for the
general case but couldn't get the math to work.

Can you think of an architecture-independent way to ktime_to_sec,
ktime_to_ms, and ktime_to_us efficiently based on what you did for
the ARM do_div implementation?

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