Re: [RFC] cleanup patches for strings

From: cutaway
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 17:35:34 EST

Jean, the default string alignments GCC seems to insist on using are going
to screw you far more than the extra byte here or there ;->

I've measured close to 100K+ of fluff 0x00 pad bytes in a 2.6 kernel that
are due to GCC. FWIW, a while ago I posted a small utility to measure this
grotesque wastage.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean Delvare" <khali@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Denis Vlasenko" <vda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "LKML" <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 17:24
Subject: Re: [RFC] cleanup patches for strings

> I think so. I can't think of a more useless way to waste memory ;)

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