New option -flimit-function-alignment

Bernd Schmidt
Tue Oct 11 20:14:00 GMT 2016

On 10/11/2016 04:23 PM, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
> This is better than current behavior, but this is not what I want.
> 15-byte function does not need to be aligned to 16 bytes on a machine
> with 128-byte L1I cachelines. It needs to be aligned to 128 bytes
> if there are less than 15 bytes remaining; if there are MORE than 15 bytes
> remaining, why align at all? It's a waste of space.

So that sounds like you'd want to modify the max_skip value based on the 
size of the function - which would be a fairly minor change. We could 
call that -falign-functions-max-skip-size or something like that.


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