[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] hash: reverse the operand order to crc32 in rte_hash_crc.h

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Feb 25 11:07:40 CET 2014

From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa at linux.intel.com>


a132a9cf2bcd440a974b9d3f5c44ba30b2c895a1 hash: use intrinsic

changed the rte_hash_crc.h from using the crc32 instruction via inline
assembly to using an intrinsic.  The intrinsic should allow for better
compiler performance, but the change did not account for the fact that
the inline assembly being in AT&T syntax used the opposite operand
order of the intrinsic.

This turns out to not matter for correctness, because the CRC32
operation is commutative.  However, it could potentially matter for
performance, because the loop is more efficient with the moving
pointer in the source operand and the accumulation in the destination

This was discovered by Jan Beulich when looking at the equivalent code
in the Linux kernel.

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa at linux.intel.com>
 lib/librte_hash/rte_hash_crc.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lib/librte_hash/rte_hash_crc.h b/lib/librte_hash/rte_hash_crc.h
index f10f139..1b9481e 100644
--- a/lib/librte_hash/rte_hash_crc.h
+++ b/lib/librte_hash/rte_hash_crc.h
@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ extern "C" {
 static inline uint32_t
 rte_hash_crc_4byte(uint32_t data, uint32_t init_val)
-	return _mm_crc32_u32(data, init_val);
+	return _mm_crc32_u32(init_val, data);

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