Re: [PATCH v6 3/4] powerpc/lib: implement strlen() in assembly

From: Segher Boessenkool
Date: Thu Jun 14 2018 - 17:52:44 EST

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 07:01:59PM +0200, Christophe LEROY wrote:
> Le 12/06/2018 à 16:53, Segher Boessenkool a écrit :
> >On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 09:14:53AM +0000, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> >>---
> >>Not tested on PPC64.
> >
> >It won't be acceptable until that happens. It also is likely quite bad
> >performance on all 64-bit CPUs from the last fifteen years or so. Or you
> >did nothing to prove otherwise, at least.
> Will it be as bad as the generic implementation which does it byte per
> byte ?

Probably not. But how is it for short inputs, etc.?

The main point is that it needs actual testing _for correctness_.

Btw, GCC 7 and later can expand many memcmp as builtins on PowerPC (just
like memset and memcpy etc.), creating better code, without function call.