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author | Rich Felker <dalias@aerifal.cx> | 2012-03-20 00:51:32 -0400 |
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committer | Rich Felker <dalias@aerifal.cx> | 2012-03-20 00:51:32 -0400 |

commit | baa43bca0a051e8deb0d6a9a8882ceeea5c27249 (patch) | |

tree | f5fe7ae916d9039adfe82217716e2aafd08702fb /src/regex | |

parent | 7513d3ecabb998e2c8c4cb9ed5de48c4b64a166b (diff) | |

download | musl-baa43bca0a051e8deb0d6a9a8882ceeea5c27249.tar.gz |

optimize scalbn family

the fscale instruction is slow everywhere, probably because it
involves a costly and unnecessary integer truncation operation that
ends up being a no-op in common usages. instead, construct a floating
point scale value with integer arithmetic and simply multiply by it,
when possible.
for float and double, this is always possible by going to the
next-larger type. we use some cheap but effective saturating
arithmetic tricks to make sure even very large-magnitude exponents
fit. for long double, if the scaling exponent is too large to fit in
the exponent of a long double value, we simply fallback to the
expensive fscale method.
on atom cpu, these changes speed up scalbn by over 30%. (min rdtsc
timing dropped from 110 cycles to 70 cycles.)

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