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SubjectRe: Intel P6 vs P7 system call performance

How about this diff? It does both the 6-parameter thing _and_ the
AT_SYSINFO addition. Untested, since I have to run off and watch my kids
do their winter program ;)

Linus

-----
===== arch/i386/kernel/entry.S 1.42 vs edited =====
--- 1.42/arch/i386/kernel/entry.S Mon Dec 16 21:39:04 2002
+++ edited/arch/i386/kernel/entry.S Tue Dec 17 11:59:13 2002
@@ -232,7 +232,7 @@
#endif

/* Points to after the "sysenter" instruction in the vsyscall page */
-#define SYSENTER_RETURN 0xfffff007
+#define SYSENTER_RETURN 0xffffe007

# sysenter call handler stub
ALIGN
@@ -243,6 +243,21 @@
pushfl
pushl $(__USER_CS)
pushl $SYSENTER_RETURN
+
+/*
+ * Load the potential sixth argument from user stack.
+ * Careful about security.
+ */
+ cmpl $0xc0000000,%ebp
+ jae syscall_badsys
+1: movl (%ebp),%ebp
+.section .fixup,"ax"
+2: xorl %ebp,%ebp
+.previous
+.section __ex_table,"a"
+ .align 4
+ .long 1b,2b
+.previous

pushl %eax
SAVE_ALL
===== arch/i386/kernel/sysenter.c 1.1 vs edited =====
--- 1.1/arch/i386/kernel/sysenter.c Mon Dec 16 21:39:04 2002
+++ edited/arch/i386/kernel/sysenter.c Tue Dec 17 11:39:39 2002
@@ -48,14 +48,14 @@
0xc3 /* ret */
};
static const char sysent[] = {
- 0x55, /* push %ebp */
0x51, /* push %ecx */
0x52, /* push %edx */
+ 0x55, /* push %ebp */
0x89, 0xe5, /* movl %esp,%ebp */
0x0f, 0x34, /* sysenter */
+ 0x5d, /* pop %ebp */
0x5a, /* pop %edx */
0x59, /* pop %ecx */
- 0x5d, /* pop %ebp */
0xc3 /* ret */
};
unsigned long page = get_zeroed_page(GFP_ATOMIC);
===== include/asm-i386/elf.h 1.3 vs edited =====
--- 1.3/include/asm-i386/elf.h Thu Oct 17 00:48:55 2002
+++ edited/include/asm-i386/elf.h Tue Dec 17 10:12:58 2002
@@ -100,6 +100,12 @@

#define ELF_PLATFORM (system_utsname.machine)

+/*
+ * Architecture-neutral AT_ values in 0-17, leave some room
+ * for more of them, start the x86-specific ones at 32.
+ */
+#define AT_SYSINFO 32
+
#ifdef __KERNEL__
#define SET_PERSONALITY(ex, ibcs2) set_personality((ibcs2)?PER_SVR4:PER_LINUX)

@@ -115,6 +121,11 @@
extern void dump_smp_unlazy_fpu(void);
#define ELF_CORE_SYNC dump_smp_unlazy_fpu
#endif
+
+#define ARCH_DLINFO \
+do { \
+ NEW_AUX_ENT(AT_SYSINFO, 0xffffe000); \
+} while (0)

#endif

===== include/asm-i386/fixmap.h 1.9 vs edited =====
--- 1.9/include/asm-i386/fixmap.h Mon Dec 16 21:39:04 2002
+++ edited/include/asm-i386/fixmap.h Tue Dec 17 10:11:31 2002
@@ -42,8 +42,8 @@
* task switches.
*/
enum fixed_addresses {
- FIX_VSYSCALL,
FIX_HOLE,
+ FIX_VSYSCALL,
#ifdef CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC
FIX_APIC_BASE, /* local (CPU) APIC) -- required for SMP or not */
#endif
-
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