Barcelona optimization guide

By: Linus Torvalds (torvalds.delete@this.osdl.org), May 10, 2007 9:00 am
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mas (mas769@hotmail.com) on 5/10/07 wrote:
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>http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/white_papers_and_tech_docs/40546.pdf

Looks pretty solid from a quick read-through.

My only "oops, that's not nice" moment came with the
discussion about conditionak branches directly to, and
immediately preceding, the "ret" instruction. That's a
fairly common pattern for simple functions with no need
for a prologue/epilogue.

Yes, those are also prime inlining material, but often
build/size concerns make that not be a good option.

The rest looks like some solid improvements. The stack
tracking should help, and also means that we can finally
go back to writing prologues with a sequence of small
"push" ops instead of that idiotic "do explicit stack
offsets" crud that just blows up the code size.

I wouldn't be surprised if this gets the core pretty
close to parity with Core 2 on most loads.

Linus
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