[PATCH] add Kconfig option for optimizing for cell

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Sat Sep 15 10:50:23 EST 2007

> +config TUNE_CELL
> +	bool "Optimize for Cell Broadband Engine"
> +	depends on PPC64
> +	help
> +	  Cause the compiler to optimize for the PPE of the Cell Broadband
> +	  Engine. This will make the code run considerably faster on Cell
> +	  but somewhat slower on other machines. This option only changes
> +	  the scheduling of instructions, not the selection of instructions
> +	  itself,

It _does_ change instruction selection, which is the main factor
in the slowdown on other machines (and a big part of the speedup
on Cell, too).  It doesn't change which insns the compiler is
allowed to use though, which is probably what you wanted to say?


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