Commit 3a55fb0d authored by Kirill Smelkov's avatar Kirill Smelkov Committed by Linus Torvalds
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Tell the world we gave up on pushing CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE

In commit 281dc5c5

 ("Give up on pushing CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE") we
already changed the actual default value, but the help-text still
suggested 'y'. Fix the help text too, for all the same reasons.

Sadly, -Os keeps on generating some very suboptimal code for certain
cases, to the point where any I$ miss upside is swamped by the downside.
The main ones are:

 - using "rep movsb" for memcpy, even on CPU's where that is
   horrendously bad for performance.

 - not honoring branch prediction information, so any I$ footprint you
   win from smaller code, you lose from less code density in the I$.

 - using divide instructions when that is very expensive.
Signed-off-by: default avatarKirill Smelkov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent fbfc23ef
......@@ -1182,7 +1182,7 @@ config CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE
Enabling this option will pass "-Os" instead of "-O2" to gcc
resulting in a smaller kernel.
If unsure, say Y.
If unsure, say N.
config SYSCTL
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