Subject: Re: various upgrade comments (jan5 ->feb6)
To: None <>
From: Dirk Steinberg <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/08/1994 12:47:03
>>>>> "mycroft" == mycroft  <> writes:

    >    The kernel increased in size by about 50KB, [...]

    mycroft> Sounds like you weren't using `-m486' for the kernel
    mycroft> before.  It forces alignment to 16-byte (`paragraph' in
    mycroft> Intel parlance) boundaries rather than 4-byte.  In
    mycroft> practice, this only really tends to make the code much
    mycroft> larger; the performance benefit is negligible if any.

Well, -O2 also enables -finline-functions, which may make you code
larger (and maybe also faster).

I thought the 16-byte alignment would also benefit secondary caches
that use such (or larger) cache line sizes?


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