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SubjectRe: [RFC] lib/vsprintf.c: Even faster decimal conversion
On Thu, Mar 05 2015, Tejun Heo <> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 05, 2015 at 08:03:33AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
>> On Thu, 2015-03-05 at 16:22 +0100, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
>> > I'm assuming the underwhelming response means NAK.
>> Dunno why you assume that, sometimes it just takes
>> awhile for people to look at non-critical, infrequent
>> optimization changes like this.

Well, when nobody has responded within a week with even a "not obviously
insane, I'll look at it after -rcN/next full moon/...", there's usually
little hope of ever getting some feedback.

>> Seems sensible enough to me though.
> I'd like to see how this actually affects larger operations - sth
> along the line of top consumes D% less CPU cycles w/ N processes - if
> for nothing else, just to get the sense of scale,

That makes sense. I'll see if I can get some reproducible numbers, but
I'm afraid the effect drowns in all the syscall overhead. Which would be
a valid argument against touching the code.

> I haven't studied the code but looks sensible enough on a glance, so,
> Looks-sensible-by: Tejun Heo <>

Thanks, this was the kind of feedback I was hoping for.


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