Commit 60a3cdd0 authored by Ingo Molnar's avatar Ingo Molnar
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x86: add optimized inlining



add CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_INLINING=y.

allow gcc to optimize the kernel image's size by uninlining
functions that have been marked 'inline'. Previously gcc was
forced by Linux to always-inline these functions via a gcc
attribute:

 #define inline	inline __attribute__((always_inline))

Especially when the user has already selected
CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE=y this can make a huge difference in
kernel image size (using a standard Fedora .config):

   text    data     bss     dec           hex filename
   5613924  562708 3854336 10030968    990f78 vmlinux.before
   5486689  562708 3854336  9903733    971e75 vmlinux.after

that's a 2.3% text size reduction (!).
Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
parent b1721d0d
......@@ -257,3 +257,16 @@ config CPA_DEBUG
Do change_page_attr() self-tests every 30 seconds.
endmenu
config OPTIMIZE_INLINING
bool "Allow gcc to uninline functions marked 'inline'"
default y
help
This option determines if the kernel forces gcc to inline the functions
developers have marked 'inline'. Doing so takes away freedom from gcc to
do what it thinks is best, which is desirable for the gcc 3.x series of
compilers. The gcc 4.x series have a rewritten inlining algorithm and
disabling this option will generate a smaller kernel there. Hopefully
this algorithm is so good that allowing gcc4 to make the decision can
become the default in the future, until then this option is there to
test gcc for this.
......@@ -1421,6 +1421,7 @@ CONFIG_DEBUG_BUGVERBOSE=y
# CONFIG_DEBUG_VM is not set
# CONFIG_DEBUG_LIST is not set
# CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER is not set
CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_INLINING=y
# CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST is not set
# CONFIG_LKDTM is not set
# CONFIG_FAULT_INJECTION is not set
......
......@@ -1346,6 +1346,7 @@ CONFIG_DEBUG_BUGVERBOSE=y
# CONFIG_DEBUG_VM is not set
# CONFIG_DEBUG_LIST is not set
# CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER is not set
CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_INLINING=y
# CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST is not set
# CONFIG_LKDTM is not set
# CONFIG_FAULT_INJECTION is not set
......
......@@ -28,9 +28,15 @@
#define __must_be_array(a) \
BUILD_BUG_ON_ZERO(__builtin_types_compatible_p(typeof(a), typeof(&a[0])))
#define inline inline __attribute__((always_inline))
#define __inline__ __inline__ __attribute__((always_inline))
#define __inline __inline __attribute__((always_inline))
/*
* Force always-inline if the user requests it so via the .config:
*/
#if !defined(CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_INLINING) && (__GNUC__ >= 4)
# define inline inline __attribute__((always_inline))
# define __inline__ __inline__ __attribute__((always_inline))
# define __inline __inline __attribute__((always_inline))
#endif
#define __deprecated __attribute__((deprecated))
#define __packed __attribute__((packed))
#define __weak __attribute__((weak))
......
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