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Re: inline (Was: Bloat)

On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 08:17:23PM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
>       Would there be any sense in letting gcc pick when to inline?
>       Gcc has -finline-functions -finline-limit=N which will
>       inline any function less than N pseudo instructions. Picking
>       a small enough value of N should automatically inline all
>       trivial accessors, and any other function small enough to
>       benefit. (The default is 600 which is probably too high
>       for the kernel).

I don't think that's correct.  The functions will not be inlined when
called from other compilation units -- which, for accessor functions
for any datastructure shared by several source files, means basically
all the time.


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