Re: [PATCH] lib: fix 842 build on 32-bit architectures

From: Dan Streetman
Date: Thu May 14 2015 - 07:03:39 EST

On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 6:49 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thursday 14 May 2015 04:54:07 Dan Streetman wrote:
>> On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 7:52 PM, Dan Streetman <ddstreet@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> Building the 842 code on 32-bit ARM currently results in this link
>> >> error:
>> >>
>> >> ERROR: "__aeabi_uldivmod" [lib/842/842_decompress.ko] undefined!
>> >
>> > Oops! Guess I should build/test on 32 bit more.
>> >
>> >>
>> >> The reason is that the __do_index function performs a 64-bit
>> >> division by a power-of-two number, but it has no insight into
>> >> the function arguments.
>> wait, do you mean the 64 bit mod, total % fsize? That should already
>> be fixed in Herbert's tree, I changed it to subtraction instead.
> Yes, that's the one. I was looking at yesterday's linux-next which still
> had the bug, but your fix has made it into today's release, so my patch
> is no longer needed.
>> In any case, I looked at the code again and I think the fsize
>> parameter can be removed, and just simply calculated in the function,
>> it's just a shift. I'll send a patch.
> Not necessary for this problem any more, but it could still make sense
> if you think that improves the code. You can also try to see if marking
> the function inline has any effect on code size or performance if either
> of them matters.

Yep, I'll run some performance tests both ways and send a patch if it
does improve things. Thanks!

> Arnd
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