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Re: [patch] use __builtin_ctzl in ggc-page


On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 05:31:21PM -0800, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> Steven Bosscher <stevenb@suse.de> writes:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > The page allocator looks for free objects by keeping bitmaps of
> > taken slots in a bag.  We look for a 0 bit with a loop right now,
> > but we could use a builtin instead, like Nathan did recently for
> > the revamped bitmap.c.
> >
> > Bootstrapped on x86_64-suse-linux-gnu, OK?
> 
> This optimization is clearly desirable, but IIRC (it has been
> discussed before) the preferred way to do it was by using ffs() [which
> should be automatically optimized by recent GCC] and making sure that
> function has a fallback in libiberty.

We already use __builtin_clz explicitly in toplev.h, so I don't see any
harm in doing it this way...

-- 
Daniel Jacobowitz


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