Commit 0910b444 authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds
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Expose "Optimize for size" option for everybody

Let's put my money where my mouth is.  Smaller code is almost always
faster, if only because a single I$ miss ends up leaving a lot of cycles
to make up for.  And system software - kernels in particular - are known
for taking more cache misses than most other kinds.

On my random config, this made the kernel about 10% smaller, and lmbench
seems to say that it's pretty uniformly faster too. Your milage may vary.
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 83bab9a4
......@@ -339,7 +339,7 @@ config EPOLL
support for epoll family of system calls.
bool "Optimize for size" if EMBEDDED
bool "Optimize for size"
default y if ARM || H8300
Enabling this option will pass "-Os" instead of "-O2" to gcc
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