Re: [patch 00/2] improve .text size on gcc 4.0 and newer compilers

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On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 11:37:21AM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> to say it loud and clear again: our current way of handling inlines is 
> _FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN_. To me this means that fundamental changes are 
> needed for the _mechanics_ and meaning of inlines. We default to 'always 
> inline' which has a current information to noise ratio of 1:10 perhaps.  
> My patch changes the mechanics and meaning of inlines, and pretty much 
> anything else but a change to the meaning of inlines will still result 
> in the same scenario occuring over and over again.

Let's emphasize what we both agree on:
It is _FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN_ that too much code is marked as
'always inline'.

We only disagree on how to achieve an improvement.

> 	Ingo



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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