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GCC is missing a way to query cache line size. This could be provided as a compile-time constant, in the form of predefined macros in a form similar to the existing sizeof macros via something like __SIZEOF_L1_CACHE_LINE__. Or, it could be via a __builtin, like __builtin_l1_cache_line_size().
Results would be consistent with existing --param flags, such that
__builtin_l1_cache_line_size() == 64.
I notice that intel provides the following interface, via:
unsigned int __cacheSize(unsigned int cacheLevel)
"__cacheSize(n) returns the size in kilobytes of the cache at level n. 1 represents the first-level cache. 0 is returned for a non-existent cache level. For example, an application may query the cache size and use it to select block sizes in algorithms that operate on matrices."
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The cache block/line size could be different on two different machines so it cannot be constant. Also there is no portable way of figuring out the cache size.