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Re: 3c59x

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Subject: Re: 3c59x
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 10:31:11 -0700 (PDT)
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   From: chas williams <chas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
   Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 13:29:54 -0400

   In message <20030610171617.GC1959@xxxxxxx>,Jeff Garzik writes:
   >Making every IO a conditional branch?  Ug.
   you could just test once during driver init and setup an indirection
   to the appropriate function.  its a little better than test and branch.
Function calls are actually more expensive, you eat an entry in
the cpu's return address cache.

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