Re: [PATCH] micro-opt DEBUG_ADD_PAGE

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 12:02:30 EST

On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, David Weinehall wrote:
> >
> > Well, after all, it's debugging code, and the code now is easy to read.
> > Your code, while more efficient, isn't. I think that clarity takes
> > priority over efficiency in non-critical code such as debugging
> > code. Of course, this is my personal opinion...
> I agree my version isn't _as_ easy, and if this code only got built
> into DEBUG kernels, I would never have bothered about it; but it's
> built into every kernel, on executed paths, so it's no less critical.

Since it's DEBUG code only and nicely "hidden" in a .h file,
why not have the efficient code with a well-written comment
documenting what the code does and why it is there ?



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