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Roberto Ierusalimschy <> writes:
>> Check -fno-crossjumping in the GCC manual. But I think there are
>> quite a few rants from Anton Ertl about how every new GCC release
>> messed up the code of his carefully crafted interpreters ...
> I guess Anton is right. -fno-crossjumping did not help. Everything
> in the tail code is kept separated for each case, except for the
> final "jmp *%eax" (this is the same result as with -O0). The sequence
>         ...
>         movl    %edi, %eax
>         andl    $63, %eax
>         movl    disptab.6158(,%eax,4), %eax
>         jmp     .L462
> is repeated 40 times in the code, but all end in the same L462, that do
> the final jump:
> .L462:
>         jmp     *%eax
> (This is gcc version 4.4.3.)

If this is a real performance killer, it may be worth posting on the gcc
mailing list, or even filing a gcc bug.  They may know ways to avoid the
problem, or good ideas about mechanisms to do so in the future.


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