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SubjectRe: [PATCH v15 09/15] pvqspinlock: Implement simple paravirt support for the qspinlock
On 04/13/2015 11:09 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 05:41:44PM -0400, Waiman Long wrote:
>>>> +__visible void __pv_queue_spin_unlock(struct qspinlock *lock)
>>>> +{
>>>> + struct __qspinlock *l = (void *)lock;
>>>> + struct pv_node *node;
>>>> +
>>>> + if (likely(cmpxchg(&l->locked, _Q_LOCKED_VAL, 0) == _Q_LOCKED_VAL))
>>>> + return;
>>>> +
>>>> + /*
>>>> + * The queue head has been halted. Need to locate it and wake it up.
>>>> + */
>>>> + node = pv_hash_find(lock);
>>>> + smp_store_release(&l->locked, 0);
>>> Ah yes, clever that.
>>>
>>>> + /*
>>>> + * At this point the memory pointed at by lock can be freed/reused,
>>>> + * however we can still use the PV node to kick the CPU.
>>>> + */
>>>> + if (READ_ONCE(node->state) == vcpu_halted)
>>>> + pv_kick(node->cpu);
>>>> +}
>>>> +PV_CALLEE_SAVE_REGS_THUNK(__pv_queue_spin_unlock);
>>> However I feel the PV_CALLEE_SAVE_REGS_THUNK thing belongs in the x86
>>> code.
>> That is why I originally put my version of the qspinlock_paravirt.h header
>> file under arch/x86/include/asm. Maybe we should move it back there. Putting
>> the thunk in arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c didn't work when you consider that the
>> Xen code also need that.
> Well the function is 'generic' and belong here I think. Its just the
> PV_CALLEE_SAVE_REGS_THUNK thing that arch specific. Should have live in
> arch/x86/kernel/paravirt-spinlocks.c instead?

Another alternative is to put the PV_CALLEE_SAVE_REGS_THUNK into a
separate asm/qspinlock_paravirt.h file and included in the generic
qspinlock_paravirt.h file. By putting the thunk with the
__pv_queue_spin_unlock together in the same file, we can make the thunk
and the unlock fast path (_Q_SLOW_VAL not set) go into two adjacent
instruction cachelines. I think that may help a bit in term of performance.

Cheers,
Longman



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