[GIT PULL] Update LZO compression
js at sig21.net
Thu Aug 16 13:22:51 EDT 2012
On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 12:48:49PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> On 08/16/2012 12:20 PM, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >>If you think a little bit, I bet you could come up with a solution that
> >>operates at cacheline-aligned granularity, something that would be _even
> >>faster_ than simply fixing the code to do aligned accesses.
> >Cache aligned compression is unlikely to compress anything at all.
> >Compression algorithms are usually by definition unaligned.
> Sure it's a bitstream, but that does not imply the impossibility of
> reading data in in an word-aligned manner.
> Maybe cache-aligned is ambitious, because of resultant code bloat,
> but machine-int-aligned is doable and reasonable.
Well, I for one would be content if the old and new lzo versions
could be merged based on CONFIG_HAVE_EFFICIENT_UNALIGNED_ACCESS.
(Assuming that the slowdown on ARM is due to unaligned access,
since the old version also uses get/put_unaligned, is the new
version actually using more unaligned accesses?)
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