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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Run checksumming in parallel accross multiple alu's
On Fri, Nov 01, 2013 at 04:18:50PM -0000, David Laight wrote:
> > How would you suggest replacing the jumps in this case? I agree it would be
> > faster here, but I'm not sure how I would implement an increment using a single
> > conditional move.
> I think you need 3 instructions, move a 0, conditionally move a 1
> then add. I suspect it won't be a win!
> If you do 'win' it is probably very dependent on how the instructions
> get scheduled onto the execution units - which will probably make
> it very cpu type dependant.
> David
I agree, that sounds interesting, but very cpu dependent. Thanks for the
suggestion, Ben, but I think it would be better if we just did the prefetch here
and re-addressed this area when AVX (or addcx/addox) instructions were available
for testing on hardware.


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