On 10/17/2016 01:10 PM, SF Markus Elfring wrote:
>>> * Is a string pointer often longer than a byte?
> I have got doubts for this specific information.
>> (Which up to now I thought was basic programming knowledge...)
> By the way:
> Run time environments still exist where the size of a pointer can be also
> just one byte, don't they?
Really? Name one.
You can only fit a point in one byte if you are on an 8-bit system.
Which I don't think linux is running on.
>>> How many results would we like to clarify from various hardware
>>> and software combinations?
>> See above. At the moment _any_ test result from your side would do.
> I imagine that another single result might not be representative.
> How many lessons from test statistics will usually be also relevant here?
As said above, _any_ statistic will do at this point.
>>> How important are the mentioned functions for you within the Linux
>>> programming interface so far?
>> Not very. The interface is only used in a slow path, and the execution
>> time doesn't affect I/O performance in any way.
> Thanks for another interesting information.
>>>> Case in point: with your patch the x86_64 compiler generates nearly
>>>> identical code for driver/md/raid1.c, but with one instruction _more_
>>>> after your patch has been applied.
>>> Which software versions and command parameters did you try out
>>> for this information (from an unspecified run time environment)?
>> # gcc --version
>> gcc (SUSE Linux) 4.8.5
> Thanks for this detail.
> * Did you choose any special optimisation settings for your quick check?
> * Will any compilation results matter if "optimisation" would be
> switched off there?
These were the results when calling 'make' in the kernel source tree.
With all applicable options.
>> I'm still waiting from results from your side.
> Would any other software developers or testers dare to add related
No. It's your patch, _you_ have to do it.
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