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From: Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx>
To: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, gcc@gcc.gnu.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] linux/fs.h - Convert debug functions declared inline __attribute__((format (printf,x,y) to statement expression macros
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 21:13:16 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080227041316.GA23188@parisc-linux.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1204084947.19319.411.camel@localhost>

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 08:02:27PM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> Converting inline __attribute__((format (printf,x,y) functions
> to macros or statement expressions produces smaller objects
> 
> before:
> $ size vmlinux
>    text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
> 4716770  474560  618496 5809826  58a6a2 vmlinux
> after:
> $ size vmlinux
>    text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
> 4716706  474560  618496 5809762  58a662 vmlinux

> -static inline void __attribute__((format(printf, 1, 2)))
> -__simple_attr_check_format(const char *fmt, ...)
> -{
> -	/* don't do anything, just let the compiler check the arguments; */
> -}
> +/* don't do anything, just let the compiler check the arguments; */
> +
> +#define __simple_attr_check_format(fmt, args...) \
> +	do { if (0) printk(fmt, ##args); } while (0)

That's very interesting.  It's only 64 bytes, but still, it's not
supposed to have any different effect.  Could you distill a test case
for the GCC folks and file it in their bugzilla?

-- 
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"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours.  We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-27  4:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-27  3:08 [PATCH] linux/kernel.h linux/device.h " Joe Perches
2008-02-27  4:02 ` [PATCH] linux/fs.h " Joe Perches
2008-02-27  4:13   ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2008-02-27  4:55     ` Joe Perches
2008-02-27  5:44     ` David Rientjes
2008-02-27  6:54       ` Joe Perches
2008-02-27  7:38         ` David Rientjes
2008-02-27 22:58         ` David Rientjes
2008-02-27 23:58           ` Jan Hubicka
2008-02-28  8:28             ` David Rientjes
2008-02-28  8:42             ` Jakub Jelinek
2008-02-28 10:23               ` Jan Hubicka
2008-02-29  1:09                 ` Joe Perches
2008-03-23 15:22                   ` Denys Vlasenko
2008-03-24 19:52                     ` Joe Perches

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