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Date:	13 Mar 2007 15:01:27 +0100
From:	Andi Kleen <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: bridge: faster compare for link local addresses

David Miller <> writes:

> From: Rick Jones <>
> Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 17:05:39 -0700
> > Being paranoid - are there no worries about the alignment of dest?
> If it's an issue, it's an issue elsewhere too, as the places
> where Stephen took this idiomatic code from is the code
> ethernet handling and that runs on every input packet via
> eth_type_trans().

As a quick note -- when you tell gcc the expected alignment
by using correct types then moderm gcc should generate fast inline code 
for memcpy/memcmp/etc. by itself. It only falls back to a slow generic
function when it cannot figure out the alignment or the size.

So I expect just using u32 * instead of char * should have the same
effect and would be somewhat cleaner and the memcmp could be kept.

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