[fpc-devel] Experimentation: "Branch stitching"

Martin Frb lazarus at mfriebe.de
Mon Nov 28 16:37:27 CET 2022

On 28/11/2022 16:19, J. Gareth Moreton via fpc-devel wrote:
> I admit I can be disorganised sometimes and lose documents, so I 
> apologise if you have sent them already and I mislaid them in my mess 
> of a directory tree.  Believe me though, I want to swallow all of this 
> up if it means squeezing out every cycle I can out of the generated 
> machine code!
> Curious to know... at which point did it become favourable to do a 
> 32-byte align rather than a 16-byte align on x86 processors? Should 
> the compiler start favouring 32-byte aligns for loops, say?


"11.3μop cache"

I couldn't find the 32byte align in that doc though. I must have picked 
that up elsewhere. (I think).
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