[PATCH] optimize ktime_divns for constant divisors
john.stultz at linaro.org
Thu Dec 18 13:21:54 PST 2014
On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 1:03 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
> On Friday 05 December 2014 13:00:22 Nicolas Pitre wrote:
>> BTW this is worth applying despite the on-going discussion with Arnd
>> on a separate optimization.
>> On Wed, 3 Dec 2014, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
>> > At least on ARM, do_div() is optimized to turn constant divisors into
>> > an inline multiplication by the reciprocal value at compile time.
>> > However this optimization is missed entirely whenever ktime_divns() is
>> > used and the slow out-of-line division code is used all the time.
>> > Let ktime_divns() use do_div() inline whenever the divisor is constant
>> > and small enough. This will make things like ktime_to_us() and
>> > ktime_to_ms() much faster.
>> > Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico at linaro.org>
> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
Ok, I've queued the original patch up for testing.
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