[coreboot] r3259 - trunk/coreboot-v2/targets/amd/serengeti_cheetah_fam10

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Apr 25 01:56:48 CEST 2008

On 24.04.2008 18:37, Marc Jones wrote:
> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> I think most of the size problems can be fixed by removing all those
>> "inline" keywords (unless this is required by the processor).
>> So far, these size problems have only been appearing on Stefan's build
>> host (probably due to gcc version), so I'm a bit reluctant to see these
>> patches as more than a band-aid until we remove unnecessary "inline"s.
> I think some of those inlines should go away. They are certainly left 
> over from previous versions of the code. They are no longer important 
> when the ROM is instruction cached and you have CAR for a stack. 
> Historically, without instruction caching you can loose performance 
> doing random reads to the ROM. You can also lose any prefetch advantage 
> your CPU and/or chipset might be doing.

Dumb question: Do we use instruction caching during CAR? (I ask because
I want to make sure the v3 design I have in mind for K8 bringup fits


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