Subject: Re: MAXPARTITIONS (kern/18256)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 06/16/2003 21:27:25
> As an interum, the i386 method should be changed to move bit fields
> around. We're talking about quantities that line up as nice
> bitmasks, yet it does multiplication and division.
If multiplication and division by powers of two don't turn into shifts,
we seriously need a better compiler. That's really rudimentary
optimization, the sort of thing I would expect a compiler to do even
without specifically enabling optimization.
At worst it might be necessary to add some casts, or use inline
functions, to make the operands have unsigned types.
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