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Date:	Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:49:34 -0700
From:	Arjan van de Ven <>
To:	Stephen Hemminger <>
Cc:	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] i386: optimize memset of 6 and 8 bytes

On Fri, 2007-08-17 at 16:50 -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> Tne network code does memset for 6 and 8 byte values, that can easily
> be optimized into simple assignments without string instructions.

so... question.
Why are we doing this by hand? Wouldn't gcc just generate this code in
the first place (when using __builtin_memset)? I very much suspect it
would (and if some version doesn't.... we really ought to get that

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