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From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>
To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@kernel.org>, linux-arch@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Vineet Gupta <vgupta@synopsys.com>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp>,
	Rich Felker <dalias@libc.org>,
	linux-sh@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 03/13] sh: remove unaligned access for sh4a
Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 12:34:32 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3d70eb2a-2969-197e-63e8-f3e0a6a8ddd8@physik.fu-berlin.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210514100106.3404011-4-arnd@kernel.org>

Hi Arnd!

On 5/14/21 12:00 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> Unlike every other architecture, sh4a uses an inline asm implementation
> for get_unaligned(). I have shown that this produces better object
> code than the asm-generic version. However, there are very few users of
> arch/sh/ overall, and most of those seem to use sh4 rather than sh4a CPU
> cores, so it seems not worth keeping the complexity in the architecture
> independent code.

My Renesas SH4-Boards actually run an sh4a-Kernel, not an sh4-Kernel:

root@tirpitz:~> uname -a
Linux tirpitz 5.11.0-rc4-00012-g10c03c5bf422 #161 PREEMPT Mon Jan 18 21:10:17 CET 2021 sh4a GNU/Linux
root@tirpitz:~>

So, if this change reduces performance on sh4a, I would rather not merge it.

Adrian

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-14 10:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-14 10:00 [PATCH v2 00/13] Unify asm/unaligned.h around struct helper Arnd Bergmann
2021-05-14 10:00 ` [PATCH v2 03/13] sh: remove unaligned access for sh4a Arnd Bergmann
2021-05-14 10:34   ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz [this message]
2021-05-14 12:22     ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-05-15 15:36       ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2021-05-15 20:10         ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-05-14 17:32 ` [PATCH v2 00/13] Unify asm/unaligned.h around struct helper Linus Torvalds
2021-05-14 18:51   ` Vineet Gupta
2021-05-14 19:22     ` Linus Torvalds
2021-05-14 19:45       ` Vineet Gupta
2021-05-14 20:19         ` Linus Torvalds
2021-05-14 19:31   ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-12-16 17:29 ` Ard Biesheuvel
2021-12-16 17:42   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-12-16 17:49   ` David Laight
2021-12-16 18:56   ` Segher Boessenkool
2021-12-17 12:34     ` David Laight
2021-12-17 13:35       ` Segher Boessenkool

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