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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] x86/build changes for v4.17
On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 05:05:25PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> for some reason the test_bit() case looks like
> this:
>
> #define test_bit(nr, addr) \
> (__builtin_constant_p((nr)) \
> ? constant_test_bit((nr), (addr)) \
> : variable_test_bit((nr), (addr)))
>
> which is much more straightforward anyway. I'm not quite sure why we
> did it that odd way anyway, but I bet it's just "hysterical raisins"
> along with the test_bit() not needing inline asm at all for the
> constant case.

I always assumed BT was a more expensive instruction than AND with
immediate.

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