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From: Adrian Bunk <>
To: "Robert P. J. Day" <>
Cc: Linux kernel mailing list <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Stop making "inline" imply forced inlining.
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 18:25:42 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701191156000.24621@CPE00045a9c397f-CM001225dbafb6>

On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 11:56:30AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   Remove the macros that define simple "inlining" to mean forced
> inlining, since you can (and *should*) get that effect with the
> CONFIG_FORCED_INLINING kernel config variable instead.


I don't see any place in the kernel where we need a non-forced inline.

We have tons of inline's in C files that should simply be removed - 
let's do this instead.

> Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <>
> ---
>   this change was compile tested on x86 with "make allyesconfig",
> followed by turning off forced inlining.
>   now the alpha folks can simplify their compiler.h file. :-)
> diff --git a/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h b/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h
> index 6e1c44a..5a90bd9 100644
> --- a/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h
> +++ b/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h
> @@ -23,9 +23,6 @@
>      (typeof(ptr)) (__ptr + (off)); })
> -#define inline		inline		__attribute__((always_inline))
> -#define __inline__	__inline__	__attribute__((always_inline))
> -#define __inline	__inline	__attribute__((always_inline))
>  #define __deprecated			__attribute__((deprecated))
>  #define  noinline			__attribute__((noinline))
>  #define __attribute_pure__		__attribute__((pure))

Oh, and your patch would have been broken for gcc < 4.



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-19 17:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-19 16:56 Robert P. J. Day
2007-01-19 17:25 ` Adrian Bunk [this message]
2007-01-19 17:39   ` Robert P. J. Day
2007-01-19 18:40     ` Adrian Bunk

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