Re: [RFD][PATCH] typhoon and core sample for folding away VLAN stuff

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On Thursday 13 April 2006 04:24, Dave Dillow wrote:
> Regardless, I remain opposed to this particular instance of bloat 
> busting. While both patches have improved in style, they remove a useful 
> feature and make the code less clean, for no net gain.

What happened to non-modular build? "no net gain" is not true.
> > This kind of changes are important, because bloat creeps in byte by byte
> > of unused features. So I really appreciate your work here Denis.
> On SMP FC4, typhoon.ko has a text size of 68330, so you need to cut 2794 
> bytes to see an actual difference in memory usage for a module. Non-SMP 
> it is 67741, so there you only need to cut 2205 bytes to get a win.

This is silly. Should I go this route and try a dozen of different gcc
versions and "-O2 versus -Os" things to demonstrate that sometimes
it will matter?
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