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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 5/5] powerpc/lib: inline memcmp() for small constant sizes
On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 12:49 PM, Christophe Leroy
<christophe.leroy@c-s.fr> wrote:
> In my 8xx configuration, I get 208 calls to memcmp()
> Within those 208 calls, about half of them have constant sizes,
> 46 have a size of 8, 17 have a size of 16, only a few have a
> size over 16. Other fixed sizes are mostly 4, 6 and 10.
>
> This patch inlines calls to memcmp() when size
> is constant and lower than or equal to 16
>
> In my 8xx configuration, this reduces the number of calls
> to memcmp() from 208 to 123
>
> The following table shows the number of TB timeticks to perform
> a constant size memcmp() before and after the patch depending on
> the size
>
> Before After Improvement
> 01: 7577 5682 25%
> 02: 41668 5682 86%
> 03: 51137 13258 74%
> 04: 45455 5682 87%
> 05: 58713 13258 77%
> 06: 58712 13258 77%
> 07: 68183 20834 70%
> 08: 56819 15153 73%
> 09: 70077 28411 60%
> 10: 70077 28411 60%
> 11: 79546 35986 55%
> 12: 68182 28411 58%
> 13: 81440 35986 55%
> 14: 81440 39774 51%
> 15: 94697 43562 54%
> 16: 79546 37881 52%
>
> Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>
> ---
> arch/powerpc/include/asm/string.h | 46 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 46 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/string.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/string.h
> index 35f1aaad9b50..80cf0f9605dd 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/string.h
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/string.h
> @@ -4,6 +4,8 @@
>
> #ifdef __KERNEL__
>
> +#include <linux/kernel.h>
> +
> #define __HAVE_ARCH_STRNCPY
> #define __HAVE_ARCH_STRNCMP
> #define __HAVE_ARCH_MEMSET
> @@ -51,10 +53,54 @@ static inline int strncmp(const char *p, const char *q, __kernel_size_t size)
> return __strncmp(p, q, size);
> }
>
> +static inline int __memcmp1(const void *p, const void *q, int off)

Does that change anything if you change void* to char* pointer ? I
find void* arithmetic hard to read.

> +{
> + return *(u8*)(p + off) - *(u8*)(q + off);
> +}
> +
> +static inline int __memcmp2(const void *p, const void *q, int off)
> +{
> + return be16_to_cpu(*(u16*)(p + off)) - be16_to_cpu(*(u16*)(q + off));
> +}
> +
> +static inline int __memcmp4(const void *p, const void *q, int off)
> +{
> + return be32_to_cpu(*(u32*)(p + off)) - be32_to_cpu(*(u32*)(q + off));
> +}
> +
> +static inline int __memcmp8(const void *p, const void *q, int off)
> +{
> + s64 tmp = be64_to_cpu(*(u64*)(p + off)) - be64_to_cpu(*(u64*)(q + off));

I always assumed 64bits unaligned access would trigger an exception.
Is this correct ?

> + return tmp >> 32 ? : (int)tmp;
> +}
> +
> +static inline int __memcmp_cst(const void *p,const void *q,__kernel_size_t size)
> +{
> + if (size == 1)
> + return __memcmp1(p, q, 0);
> + if (size == 2)
> + return __memcmp2(p, q, 0);
> + if (size == 3)
> + return __memcmp2(p, q, 0) ? : __memcmp1(p, q, 2);
> + if (size == 4)
> + return __memcmp4(p, q, 0);
> + if (size == 5)
> + return __memcmp4(p, q, 0) ? : __memcmp1(p, q, 4);
> + if (size == 6)
> + return __memcmp4(p, q, 0) ? : __memcmp2(p, q, 4);
> + if (size == 7)
> + return __memcmp4(p, q, 0) ? : __memcmp2(p, q, 4) ? : __memcmp1(p, q, 6);
> + return __memcmp8(p, q, 0);
> +}
> +
> static inline int memcmp(const void *p,const void *q,__kernel_size_t size)
> {
> if (unlikely(!size))
> return 0;
> + if (__builtin_constant_p(size) && size <= 8)
> + return __memcmp_cst(p, q, size);
> + if (__builtin_constant_p(size) && size <= 16)
> + return __memcmp8(p, q, 0) ? : __memcmp_cst(p + 8, q + 8, size - 8);
> return __memcmp(p, q, size);
> }
>
> --
> 2.13.3
>

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