[cairo] [PATCH] Rely less on the FPU, take 3

Jonathan Morton jonathan.morton at movial.com
Wed Jun 2 10:29:13 PDT 2010

It turns out, of course, that memcmp() isn't the most efficient
mechanism to compare small, aligned, known-size blocks of memory.

Attached is yet another version of the patch, which is verified to
produce small but consistent increases in benchmark numbers on a
Cortex-A8.  Note that the compare function unrolls and inlines to
branch-free code on ARM, and should behave similarly on PPC and x86.

What I don't yet know is whether this version is as fast as the original
on desktop platforms, given that these have properly integrated FPUs.

From: Jonathan Morton
      jonathan.morton at movial.com

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