Re: [2.6 patch] fs/reiser4/: possible cleanups

From: Hans Reiser
Date: Fri Nov 18 2005 - 13:04:18 EST

Arjan van de Ven wrote:

> gcc can and does optimize static functions more. A function being static
>(and not having it's address taken) means that gcc is aware of all
>callers of this one function (unlike non-static obviously where places
>outside the current .c may call it). That knowledge can and is used for
>optimization. (and increasingly so in newer gcc's)
Interesting. We should use static wherever we can then.
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