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Date:   Thu, 1 Oct 2020 03:53:23 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
Cc:     Johannes Berg <johannes@...solutions.net>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>,
        Michal Kubecek <mkubecek@...e.cz>, dsahern@...nel.org,
        pablo@...filter.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Genetlink per cmd policies

On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 05:23:17PM -0700, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Oct 2020 01:38:17 +0200 Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > > > > +static void genl_op_from_full(const struct genl_family *family,
> > > > > +			      unsigned int i, struct genl_ops *op)
> > > > > +{
> > > > > +	memcpy(op, &family->ops[i], sizeof(*op));    
> > > > 
> > > > What's wrong with struct assignment? :)
> > > > 
> > > > 	*op = family->ops[i];  
> > > 
> > > Code size :)
> > > 
> > >    text	   data	    bss	    dec	    hex
> > >   22657	   3590	     64	  26311	   66c7	memcpy
> > >   23103	   3590	     64	  26757	   6885	struct  
> > 
> > You might want to show that to the compiler people. Did you look at
> > the assembly?
> 
> Somewhere along the line I lost the ability to decipher compiler code :(

Yah, Z80 and 6809 i could sometimes just read the byte codes. That has
long gone. I tend to read ARM assembly now a days being mostly in the
embedded world.

So the memcpy version just calls memcpy by the looks of it. I thought
it might of inlined it, but it has not. Maybe because of the -Os.

The struct assignment is interesting because it appears to be calling
three functions to do the work. I wonder if it is avoiding copying the
padding in the structure?

But still, that does not explain an extra 400 bytes in the text
segment.

	Andrew

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