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SubjectRe: [patch 01/15] Kernel Tracepoints
* Peter Zijlstra (peterz@infradead.org) wrote:
> > > Anyway, does this still generate better code?
> > >
> >
> > On x86_64 :
> >
> > 820: bf 01 00 00 00 mov $0x1,%edi
> > 825: e8 00 00 00 00 callq 82a <thread_return+0x136>
> > 82a: 48 8b 1d 00 00 00 00 mov 0x0(%rip),%rbx # 831 <thread_return+0x13d>
> > 831: 48 85 db test %rbx,%rbx
> > 834: 75 21 jne 857 <thread_return+0x163>
> > 836: eb 27 jmp 85f <thread_return+0x16b>
> > 838: 0f 1f 84 00 00 00 00 nopl 0x0(%rax,%rax,1)
> > 83f: 00
> > 840: 48 8b 95 68 ff ff ff mov -0x98(%rbp),%rdx
> > 847: 48 8b b5 60 ff ff ff mov -0xa0(%rbp),%rsi
> > 84e: 4c 89 e7 mov %r12,%rdi
> > 851: 48 83 c3 08 add $0x8,%rbx
> > 855: ff d0 callq *%rax
> > 857: 48 8b 03 mov (%rbx),%rax
> > 85a: 48 85 c0 test %rax,%rax
> > 85d: 75 e1 jne 840 <thread_return+0x14c>
> > 85f: bf 01 00 00 00 mov $0x1,%edi
> > 864:
> >
> > for 68 bytes.
> >
> > My original implementation was 77 bytes, so yes, we have a win.
>
> Ah, good good ! :-)
>

For the same number of instruction bytes, here is yet another improvement. I
removed the it_func[0] NULL test case, which is impossible. We never
have an empty array. If the array is empty, the array pointer is set to
NULL and the array is eventually freed when a quiescent state is reached.

/*
* it_func[0] is never NULL because there is at least one element in the array
* when the array itself is non NULL.
*/
#define __DO_TRACE(tp, proto, args) \
do { \
void **it_func; \
\
preempt_disable(); \
it_func = rcu_dereference((tp)->funcs); \
if (it_func) { \
do { \
((void(*)(proto))(*it_func))(args); \
} while (*(++it_func)); \
} \
preempt_enable(); \
} while (0)
P.S.: I'll change the preempt_enable/disable for rcu locks when I port
this patchset to linux.next. I temporarily keep the preempt
disable/enable statements.

Mathieu

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