scsi: ufs: ufs-exynos: make a const array static, makes object smaller

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Colin King May 5, 2021, 7:01 p.m.
From: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>

Don't populate the const array granularity_tbl on the stack but instead it
static. Makes the object code smaller by 190 bytes:

Before:
   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
  25563    6908       0   32471    7ed7 ./drivers/scsi/ufs/ufs-exynos.o

After:
   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
  25213    7068       0   32281    7e19 ./drivers/scsi/ufs/ufs-exynos.o

(gcc version 10.3.0)

Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
---
 drivers/scsi/ufs/ufs-exynos.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Comments

Colin King May 5, 2021, 7:49 p.m. | #1
On 05/05/2021 20:41, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
> On 05/05/2021 15:01, Colin King wrote:
>> From: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
>>
>> Don't populate the const array granularity_tbl on the stack but instead it
>> static. Makes the object code smaller by 190 bytes:
>>
>> Before:
>>    text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
>>   25563    6908       0   32471    7ed7 ./drivers/scsi/ufs/ufs-exynos.o
>>
>> After:
>>    text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
>>   25213    7068       0   32281    7e19 ./drivers/scsi/ufs/ufs-exynos.o
>>
>> (gcc version 10.3.0)
> 
> I am not sure what's the benefit here - you moved the code from text to
> data. In total you decreased the size for this compilation settings
> (e.g. compiler + optimizations) but that might not be always true, right?

It is a marginal saving, but for arrays this size it makes sense to not
have to populate the data into the stack before using it and then
discarding it. This change essentially replaces quite a lot of
instructions that put the data onto the stack so I think it's worth while.

> 
> This has effect on the code readability - line is longer and reader
> would think "why this was made static since it is simple one-time const?".
>

Not sure how to respond to this. If they wonder why it is static const
and don't know why then one would hope they look it up in K&R and
familiarize themselves with C.  It's not so subtle.

Colin
> 
> Best regards,
> Krzysztof
>
Martin K. Petersen May 22, 2021, 2:50 a.m. | #2
Colin,

> Don't populate the const array granularity_tbl on the stack but instead it
> static. Makes the object code smaller by 190 bytes:

Applied to 5.14/scsi-staging, thanks!

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/ufs/ufs-exynos.c b/drivers/scsi/ufs/ufs-exynos.c
index 70647eacf195..f2f342d496c7 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/ufs/ufs-exynos.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/ufs/ufs-exynos.c
@@ -1048,7 +1048,7 @@  static void exynos_ufs_pre_hibern8(struct ufs_hba *hba, u8 enter)
 		exynos_ufs_ungate_clks(ufs);
 
 		if (ufs->opts & EXYNOS_UFS_OPT_USE_SW_HIBERN8_TIMER) {
-			const unsigned int granularity_tbl[] = {
+			static const unsigned int granularity_tbl[] = {
 				1, 4, 8, 16, 32, 100
 			};
 			int h8_time = attr->pa_hibern8time *