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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] jump label: introduce static_branch()
On 01/05/2011 07:43 AM, Jason Baron wrote:
> Introduce:
>
> static __always_inline bool static_branch(struct jump_label_key *key)
>
> to replace the old JUMP_LABEL(key, label) macro.
>
> The new static_branch(), simplifies the usage of jump labels. Since,
> static_branch() returns a boolean, it can be used as part of an if()
> construct. It also, allows us to drop the 'label' argument from the
> prototype. Its probably best understood with an example, here is the part
> of the patch that converts the tracepoints to use unlikely_switch():
>
> --- a/include/linux/tracepoint.h
> +++ b/include/linux/tracepoint.h
> @@ -146,9 +146,7 @@ static inline void tracepoint_update_probe_range(struct tracepoint *begin,
> extern struct tracepoint __tracepoint_##name; \
> static inline void trace_##name(proto) \
> { \
> - JUMP_LABEL(&__tracepoint_##name.key, do_trace); \
> - return; \
> -do_trace: \
> + if (static_branch(&__tracepoint_##name.key)) \
> __DO_TRACE(&__tracepoint_##name, \
> TP_PROTO(data_proto), \
> TP_ARGS(data_args)); \
>
>
> I analyzed the code produced by static_branch(), and it seems to be
> at least as good as the code generated by the JUMP_LABEL(). As a reminder,
> we get a single nop in the fastpath for -02. But will often times get
> a 'double jmp' in the -Os case. That is, 'jmp 0', followed by a jmp around
> the disabled code. We believe that future gcc tweaks to allow block
> re-ordering in the -Os, will solve the -Os case in the future.
>
> I also saw a 1-2% tbench throughput improvement when compiling with
> jump labels.
>
> This patch also addresses a build issue that Tetsuo Handa reported where
> gcc v3.3 currently chokes on compiling 'dynamic debug':
>
> include/net/inet_connection_sock.h: In function `inet_csk_reset_xmit_timer':
> include/net/inet_connection_sock.h:236: error: duplicate label declaration `do_printk'
> include/net/inet_connection_sock.h:219: error: this is a previous declaration
> include/net/inet_connection_sock.h:236: error: duplicate label declaration `out'
> include/net/inet_connection_sock.h:219: error: this is a previous declaration
> include/net/inet_connection_sock.h:236: error: duplicate label `do_printk'
> include/net/inet_connection_sock.h:236: error: duplicate label `out'
>
>
> Thanks to H. Peter Anvin for suggesting this improved syntax.
>
> Suggested-by: H. Peter Anvin<hpa@linux.intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Jason Baron<jbaron@redhat.com>
> Tested-by: Tetsuo Handa<penguin-kernel@i-love.sakura.ne.jp>
> ---
> arch/sparc/include/asm/jump_label.h | 25 ++++++++++++++-----------
> arch/x86/include/asm/jump_label.h | 22 +++++++++++++---------
> arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c | 2 +-
> include/linux/dynamic_debug.h | 18 ++++--------------
> include/linux/jump_label.h | 26 +++++++++++---------------
> include/linux/jump_label_ref.h | 18 +++++++++++-------
> include/linux/perf_event.h | 26 +++++++++++++-------------
> include/linux/tracepoint.h | 4 +---
> kernel/jump_label.c | 2 +-
> 9 files changed, 69 insertions(+), 74 deletions(-)
>
[...]

This patch will conflict with the MIPS jump label support that Ralf has
queued up for 2.6.38.

David Daney


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