Default memcpy performance(avx) on threadripper 3 bad?

I just rewatched wendells video and tested the performance of memcpy on an 3970x:

Source code is here:

compile (gcc 8.4.0 newer versions give the same result):
gcc -march=native -O3 testmem_modified.c -o tm64
32 MB = 1.787191 ms

now use the optimized sse function:
32 MB = 1.131438 ms

much faster that shouldn’t be the case.

perf record shows 99% in __memmove_avx_unaligned_erms for the slow case.
Now my question is, is this related to my system maybe misoptimized glibc or is this a general problem?

My glibc version is 2.30 with clear linux patches applied.

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Ok I found the “problem”
disabling the avx_unaligned_erms and avx_unaligned functions in glibc fixes the performance of normal memcpy.
i just commented out this stuff in glibc-2.30/sysdeps/x86_64/multiarch/ifunc-memmove.h:

now i get:
32 MB = 1.123270 ms
with normal memcpy


Can anyone test this on their system?
This should most likely also be a problem on ryzen 3000.

I recently found that the problem stays for 32bit compiles most likely a gcc related I reported a bug:


The gcc bug is now fixed in git:;a=commit;h=809b4d226c7f5ded392a88ffafe8d652f911b473