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SubjectRe: [PATCH 16/16] mm: pass get_user_pages_fast iterator arguments in a structure
On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 2:55 PM Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com> wrote:
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> What does this do for performance? I've found this pattern can be
> bad for store aliasing detection.

I wouldn't expect it to be noticeable, and the lack of argument
reloading etc should make up for it. Plus inlining makes it a
non-issue when that happens.

But I guess we could also at least look at using "restrict", if that
ends up helping. Unlike the completely bogus type-based aliasing rules
(that we disable because I think the C people were on some bad bad
drugs when they came up with them), restricted pointers are a real
thing that makes sense.

That said, we haven't traditionally used it, and I don't know how much
it helps gcc. Maybe gcc ignores it entirely? S

Linus

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