What's coming in $NEXT_KERNEL_VERSION, part 1
Posted May 26, 2011 14:55 UTC (Thu) by pr1268
Parent article: What's coming in $NEXT_KERNEL_VERSION, part 1
Just curious, does the kernel have to work independently of any standard library? The kstrtol_from_user function appears to be nearly identical to strtol(3) and even the bsearch kernel function has the exact same prototype signature as the CStdLib function of the same name.
Also, how much improvement is -Os supposed to have over, e.g. -O2? My personal experience with code I write is that -Os binaries are not significantly smaller (or execute any faster). I have read the gcc man page, but perhaps there's more to it than what the man page says. Thanks!
Unenlightened but Curious
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