Why is that? Both .text and .text.hot have alignment of 2^4 (default
function alignment on x86) by default, so it doesn't seem like it should
matter for packing density. Avoiding interspersing cold text among
You may lose part of a cache line on each unit boundary. Linux has
a lot of units, some of them small. All these bytes add up.
It's bad for TLB locality too. Sadly with all the fine grained protection
changes the 2MB coverage is eroding anyways, but this makes it even worse.
Gives worse packing for the hot part
if they are not aligned to 64byte boundaries, which they are usually
regular/hot text seems like it should be a net win.
That old commit doesn't reference efficiency -- it says there was some
problem with matching when they were separated out, but there were no
wildcard section names back then.
It was about efficiency.
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