[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avutil/avstring: Inline some tiny functions

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 19:18:37 CEST 2015

On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 6:48 PM, Ganesh Ajjanagadde <gajjanag at mit.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Henrik Gramner <henrik at gramner.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 6:10 PM, Ganesh Ajjanagadde <gajjanag at mit.edu> wrote:
>>> Have you compared with av_always_inline?
>> No, other functions in that header used "inline", so I went with the
>> same for consistency. But I guess we could change those as well if
>> av_always_inline is preferable.
> Commit  06eb4f0885746b7e8a652d7b6026abf834e04b73 has a fairly detailed
> explanation of av_always_inline. Essentially the question is: do we
> trust the compiler to do the right thing here? In the worst case, the
> compiler will not inline it, in which case what is the performance
> penalty?
> My suspicion is that the loss is not that bad, and since there is no
> inline asm, the compiler in all likelihood won't need the
> av_always_inline.
> Thus either one should be ok (pick whichever you prefer), and so LGTM.

The functions were not inline before, so there is no "penality", and only gain.
For consistency, picking normal inline should be preferred here.

- Hendrik

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