So here is the current result of me trying to get gcc (well, arguably of it is mostly the C pre-processor, rather than the compiler proper ) to generate good assembly code. On my Nehalem machine (but not Netburst or Atom – poor fragile micro-architectures that they are), it actually seems to outperform the OpenSSL hand-written assembly language implementation.

Dear Linus wtf are you talking about? http://torvalds-family.blogspot.com/2009/08/programming.html

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