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Author: Siddhesh Poyarekar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue Mar 13 23:57:03 2018 +0530
aarch64: Improve strncmp for mutually misaligned inputs
The mutually misaligned inputs on aarch64 are compared with a simple
byte copy, which is not very efficient. Enhance the comparison
similar to strcmp by loading a double-word at a time. The peak
performance improvement (i.e. 4k maxlen comparisons) due to this on
the strncmp microbenchmark is as follows:
falkor: 3.5x (up to 72% time reduction)
cortex-a73: 3.5x (up to 71% time reduction)
cortex-a53: 3.5x (up to 71% time reduction)
All mutually misaligned inputs from 16 bytes maxlen onwards show
upwards of 15% improvement and there is no measurable effect on the
performance of aligned/mutually aligned inputs.
* sysdeps/aarch64/strncmp.S (count): New macro.
(strncmp): Store misaligned length in SRC1 in COUNT.
(misaligned8): Load dword at a time when it is safe.