Re: PCI-SCI Drivers v1.1-7 released

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 14:06:55 EST

> I looked into this, and discovered that the gcc 2.96 compiler turned my
> rep movsd code into a rep movsb (???) with some evil looking C++ style

If its hand coded asm then gcc shouldnt have touched it. If its an implicit
memcpy then gcc will generate inline code designed for main memory copying.

Do you have a small example chunk of code showing this ?

> They deviated by 30%, indicating that my MTRR write combining optimization
> was not working properly in sci copy mode.

That would explain the %age certainly. How it happened is the next question

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