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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/3] static_call: Add static call infrastructure
On Fri, Nov 09, 2018 at 06:53:21PM +0100, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> > It's a bit fiddly since inline and out-of-line both use
> > arch_static_call_transform(), but what I need to do is basically:
> >
> > - for out-of-line, the trampoline needs to be patched into a
> > movn/movk/movk/br sequence if the target is too far
> > - for inline, the trampoline itself needs to be patched from
> > adrp/ldr/br (which does a load and a indirect branch) to
> > movn/movk/movk/br (which uses immediates), and the call sites need to
> > be patched into calls to the veneer if the target is out of range.
> >
> > So arch_static_call_transform() needs to know where the trampoline is
> > for this use case, so could we perhaps add a 'void *orig' in the key
> > struct that keeps track of the original value of 'addr' ?
>
> ... and pass it to arch_static_call_transform

Ok. So in both cases, you need both the call site address and the tramp
address, right? We could add a 'tramp' pointer to the key struct -- I
assume that's what you mean?

And also change

void arch_static_call_transform(unsigned long insn, void *dest)

to

void arch_static_call_transform(void *call_site, void *tramp, void *dest)

--
Josh

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