Re: [PATCH] direct-io: Deinline dio_zero_block, save 2684 bytes
From: Ming Lei
Date: Sun Mar 13 2016 - 21:07:23 EST
On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 5:36 AM, Denys Vlasenko
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM, Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This function compiles to 2684 bytes, 2 callsites
>> text data bss dec hex filename
>> 9655 16 0 9671 25c7 direct-io.o.before2
>> 9559 16 0 9575 2567 direct-io.o
> Al, you undoubtedly noticed the discrepancy between
> "save 2684 bytes" claim in the commit description
> and the above data, which shows no such thing.
> Sorry, I was too quick to send the mail to notice it :(
> Further investigation had shown that it's my particular version of gcc
> deciding to deinline the function even before the patch.
> Other version of gcc, on a different machine was running
> large inlining search script, did not do that, and saw the 2684 bytes
> of savings.
> tl;dr: the patch is correct, my "size" printout wasn't.
Not sure the patch is correct, please see the commit for
* NOTE: if you pass "sdio" to anything by pointer make sure that function
* is always inlined. Otherwise gcc is unable to split the structure into
* individual fields and will generate much worse code. This is important
* for the whole file.