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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH for 4.15 v3 15/22] rseq: selftests: Provide self-tests
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On 11/21/2017 10:05 AM, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> ----- On Nov 21, 2017, at 10:34 AM, shuah shuah@kernel.org wrote:
>
> [...]
>>> ---
>>> MAINTAINERS | 1 +
>>> tools/testing/selftests/Makefile | 1 +
>>> tools/testing/selftests/rseq/.gitignore | 4 +
>>
>> Thanks for the .gitignore files. It is commonly missed change, I end
>> up adding one to clean things up after tests get in.
>
> I'm used to receive patches where contributors forget to add new files
> to gitignore within my own projects, which may contribute to my awareness
> of this pain point. :)
>
> [...]
>
>>> +
>>> +void *test_percpu_inc_thread(void *arg)
>>> +{
>>> + struct inc_thread_test_data *thread_data = arg;
>>> + struct inc_test_data *data = thread_data->data;
>>> + long long i, reps;
>>> +
>>> + if (!opt_disable_rseq && thread_data->reg
>>> + && rseq_register_current_thread())
>>> + abort();
>>> + reps = thread_data->reps;
>>> + for (i = 0; i < reps; i++) {
>>> + int cpu, ret;
>>> +
>>> +#ifndef SKIP_FASTPATH
>>> + /* Try fast path. */
>>> + cpu = rseq_cpu_start();
>>> + ret = rseq_addv(&data->c[cpu].count, 1, cpu);
>>> + if (likely(!ret))
>>> + goto next;
>>> +#endif
>>
>> So the test needs to compiled with this enabled? I think it would be better
>> to make this an argument to be abel to select at test start time as opposed
>> to making this compile time option. Remember that these tests get run in
>> automated test rings. Making this a compile time otpion pertty much ensures
>> that this path will not be tested.
>>
>> So I would reccommend adding a paratemer.
>>
>>> + slowpath:
>>> + __attribute__((unused));
>>> + for (;;) {
>>> + /* Fallback on cpu_opv system call. */
>>> + cpu = rseq_current_cpu();
>>> + ret = cpu_op_addv(&data->c[cpu].count, 1, cpu);
>>> + if (likely(!ret))
>>> + break;
>>> + assert(ret >= 0 || errno == EAGAIN);
>>> + }
>>> + next:
>>> + __attribute__((unused));
>>> +#ifndef BENCHMARK
>>> + if (i != 0 && !(i % (reps / 10)))
>>> + printf_verbose("tid %d: count %lld\n", (int) gettid(), i);
>>> +#endif
>>
>> Same comment as before. Avoid compile time options.
>
> The goal of those compiler define are to generate the altered code without
> adding branches into the fast-paths.

That makes sense. You are looking to not add any overhead.

>
> Here is an alternative solution that should take care of your concern: I'll
> build multiple targets for param_test.c:
>
> param_test
> param_test_skip_fastpath (built with -DSKIP_FASTPATH)
> param_test_benchmark (build with -DBENCHMARK)
>
> I'll update run_param_test.sh to run both param_test and param_test_skip_fastpath.
>
> Note that "param_test_benchmark" is only useful for benchmarking,
> so I don't plan to run it from run_param_test.sh which is meant
> to track regressions.
>
> Is that approach OK with you ?
>

Yes. This approach addresses my concern about coverage for both paths.

thanks,
-- Shuah

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