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Subject[patch 02/28]xen: Add nosegneg capability to the vsyscall page notes
Add the "nosegneg" fake capabilty to the vsyscall page notes. This is
used by the runtime linker to select a glibc version which then
disables negative-offset accesses to the thread-local segment via
%gs. These accesses require emulation in Xen (because segments are
truncated to protect the hypervisor address space) and avoiding them
provides a measurable performance boost.

Signed-off-by: Ian Pratt <ian.pratt@xensource.com>
Signed-off-by: Christian Limpach <Christian.Limpach@cl.cam.ac.uk>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
Signed-off-by: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xensource.com>
Acked-by: Zachary Amsden <zach@vmware.com>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Cc: Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>

---
arch/i386/kernel/vsyscall-note.S | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
include/asm-i386/elf.h | 14 ++++++++++----
2 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
===================================================================
--- a/arch/i386/kernel/vsyscall-note.S
+++ b/arch/i386/kernel/vsyscall-note.S
@@ -12,3 +12,26 @@ ELFNOTE_START(Linux, 0, "a")
ELFNOTE_START(Linux, 0, "a")
.long LINUX_VERSION_CODE
ELFNOTE_END
+
+#ifdef CONFIG_XEN
+#include <asm/elf.h>
+
+/*
+ * Add a special note telling glibc's dynamic linker a fake hardware
+ * flavor that it will use to choose the search path for libraries in the
+ * same way it uses real hardware capabilities like "mmx".
+ * We supply "nosegneg" as the fake capability, to indicate that we
+ * do not like negative offsets in instructions using segment overrides,
+ * since we implement those inefficiently. This makes it possible to
+ * install libraries optimized to avoid those access patterns in someplace
+ * like /lib/i686/tls/nosegneg. Note that an /etc/ld.so.conf.d/file
+ * corresponding to the bits here is needed to make ldconfig work right.
+ * It should contain:
+ * hwcap 0 nosegneg
+ * to match the mapping of bit to name that we give here.
+ */
+ELFNOTE_START(GNU, 2, "a")
+ .long 1, 1<<VDSO_NOTE_NONEGSEG_BIT /* ncaps, mask */
+ .byte VDSO_NOTE_NONEGSEG_BIT; .asciz "nosegneg" /* bit, name */
+ELFNOTE_END
+#endif
===================================================================
--- a/include/asm-i386/elf.h
+++ b/include/asm-i386/elf.h
@@ -1,10 +1,12 @@
#ifndef __ASMi386_ELF_H
#define __ASMi386_ELF_H

-/*
- * ELF register definitions..
- */
+/* Bit used for the pseudo-hwcap for non-negative segments. We use
+ bit 1 to avoid bugs in some versions of glibc when bit 0 is
+ used. */
+#define VDSO_NOTE_NONEGSEG_BIT 1

+#ifndef __ASSEMBLY__
#include <asm/ptrace.h>
#include <asm/user.h>
#include <asm/auxvec.h>
@@ -24,6 +26,9 @@
#define R_386_GOTPC 10
#define R_386_NUM 11

+/*
+ * ELF register definitions..
+ */
typedef unsigned long elf_greg_t;

#define ELF_NGREG (sizeof (struct user_regs_struct) / sizeof(elf_greg_t))
@@ -160,6 +165,7 @@ do if (vdso_enabled) { \
NEW_AUX_ENT(AT_SYSINFO_EHDR, VDSO_CURRENT_BASE); \
} while (0)

-#endif
+#endif /* ARCH_DLINFO */
+#endif /* __ASSEMBLY__ */

#endif
--

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