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Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2020 15:20:14 -0700
From: Kees Cook <>
To: Sami Tolvanen <>
Cc: Masahiro Yamada <>, Will Deacon <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Steven Rostedt <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <>,
	Nick Desaulniers <>,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 12/28] kbuild: lto: limit inlining

On Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 01:30:37PM -0700, Sami Tolvanen wrote:
> This change limits function inlining across translation unit boundaries
> in order to reduce the binary size with LTO. The -import-instr-limit
> flag defines a size limit, as the number of LLVM IR instructions, for
> importing functions from other TUs, defaulting to 100.
> Based on testing with arm64 defconfig, we found that a limit of 5 is a
> reasonable compromise between performance and binary size, reducing the
> size of a stripped vmlinux by 11%.
> Suggested-by: George Burgess IV <>
> Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <>

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <>

Kees Cook

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