[PATCH 3/6] C-language equivalents of include/asm-*/bitops.h
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Thu Jan 26 19:55:41 EST 2006
On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 04:06:18PM -0800, Richard Henderson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 08:02:50PM +0000, Russell King wrote:
> > > + s = 16; if (word << 16 != 0) s = 0; b += s; word >>= s;
> > > + s = 8; if (word << 24 != 0) s = 0; b += s; word >>= s;
> > > + s = 4; if (word << 28 != 0) s = 0; b += s; word >>= s;
> > Basically, shifts which depend on a variable are more expensive than
> > constant-based shifts.
> Actually, they're all constant shifts. Just written stupidly.
Unfortunately that's not correct. You do not appear to have checked
the compiler output like I did - this code does _not_ generate
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