On 18 March 2017 at 22:22, Peter Geoghegan <p...@bowt.ie> wrote:
> Out of idle curiosity, I decided to generate disassembly of both
> macaddr_cmp_internal(), and the patch's abbreviated comparator. The
> former consists of 49 x86-64 instructions at -02 on my machine,
> totaling 135 bytes of object code. The latter consists of only 10
> instructions, or 24 bytes of object code.

I wonder if there's something that could be optimized out of the
normal cmp function but we're defeating some compiler optimizations
with all our casts and aliasing.


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