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Subject[tip:perfcounters/urgent] x86: atomic64: Improve atomic64_add_return()
Commit-ID:  824975ef190e7dcb77718d1cc2cb53769b16d918
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/824975ef190e7dcb77718d1cc2cb53769b16d918
Author: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
AuthorDate: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 12:39:07 +0200
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
CommitDate: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 13:26:42 +0200

x86: atomic64: Improve atomic64_add_return()

Linus noted (based on Eric Dumazet's numbers) that we would
probably be better off not trying an atomic_read() in
atomic64_add_return() but intead intentionally let the first
cmpxchg8b fail - to get a cache-friendly 'give me ownership
of this cacheline' transaction. That can then be followed
by the real cmpxchg8b which sets the value local to the CPU.

Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
LKML-Reference: <alpine.LFD.2.01.0907021653030.3210@localhost.localdomain>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>


---
arch/x86/lib/atomic64_32.c | 15 ++++++++++++---
1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/lib/atomic64_32.c b/arch/x86/lib/atomic64_32.c
index 5fc1e2c..6195962 100644
--- a/arch/x86/lib/atomic64_32.c
+++ b/arch/x86/lib/atomic64_32.c
@@ -76,13 +76,22 @@ u64 atomic64_read(atomic64_t *ptr)
*/
u64 atomic64_add_return(u64 delta, atomic64_t *ptr)
{
- u64 old_val, new_val;
+ /*
+ * Try first with a (probably incorrect) assumption about
+ * what we have there. We'll do two loops most likely,
+ * but we'll get an ownership MESI transaction straight away
+ * instead of a read transaction followed by a
+ * flush-for-ownership transaction:
+ */
+ u64 old_val, new_val, real_val = 1ULL << 32;

do {
- old_val = atomic_read(ptr);
+ old_val = real_val;
new_val = old_val + delta;

- } while (atomic64_cmpxchg(ptr, old_val, new_val) != old_val);
+ real_val = atomic64_cmpxchg(ptr, old_val, new_val);
+
+ } while (real_val != old_val);

return new_val;
}

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