Serious code size regression from 3.0.2 to now

Joern Rennecke
Tue Jul 23 07:25:00 GMT 2002

tm wrote:
> I'm guessing these are helper branches created by split_branches() ?
> Can we flag helper branches generated by split_branches as unaligned
> or only aligned on 4 byte boundaries?

No, split_branches doesn't create helper branches for unconditional branches,
and for conditional branches, it inserts them only in places where there
is already one conditional branch to that target - inverting the condbranch
and making it jump around the helper branch.
And there is already a mechanism in place to suppress excessive alignments
for unconditional branches that are branched around.
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