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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/3] arch/arm64: fpsimd: Introduce fpsimd_save_and_flush_cpu_state() and use it
On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 01:37:40PM +0100, Julien Grall wrote:
> Hi Dave,
>
> On 24/04/2019 14:17, Dave Martin wrote:
> >On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 02:57:18PM +0100, Julien Grall wrote:
> >>tent-Length: 4295
> >>Lines: 128
> >>
> >>The only external user of fpsimd_save() and fpsimd_flush_cpu_state() is
> >>the KVM FPSIMD code.
> >>
> >>A following patch will introduce a mechanism to acquire owernship of the
> >>FPSIMD/SVE context for performing context management operations. Rather
> >>than having to export the new helpers to get/put the context, we can just
> >>introduce a new function to combine fpsimd_save() and
> >>fpsimd_flush_cpu_state().
> >>
> >>This has also the advantage to remove any external call of fpsimd_save()
> >>and fpsimd_flush_cpu_state(), so they can be turned static.
> >>
> >>Lastly, the new function can also be used in the PM notifier.
> >>
> >>Signed-off-by: Julien Grall <julien.grall@arm.com>
> >>
> >>---
> >> kernel_neon_begin() does not use fpsimd_save_and_flush_cpu_state()
> >> because the next patch will modify the function to also grab the
> >> FPSIMD/SVE context.
> >>
> >> Changes in v3:
> >> - Rework the commit message
> >> - Move the prototype of fpsimd_save_and_flush_cpu_state()
> >> further down in the header
> >> - Remove comment in kvm_arch_vcpu_put_fp()
> >>
> >> Changes in v2:
> >> - Patch added
> >>---
> >> arch/arm64/include/asm/fpsimd.h | 5 ++---
> >> arch/arm64/kernel/fpsimd.c | 17 +++++++++++++----
> >> arch/arm64/kvm/fpsimd.c | 4 +---
> >> 3 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
> >>
> >>diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/fpsimd.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/fpsimd.h
> >>index b73d12fcc7f9..c311d36ecffe 100644
> >>--- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/fpsimd.h
> >>+++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/fpsimd.h
> >>@@ -48,8 +48,6 @@ struct task_struct;
> >> extern void fpsimd_save_state(struct user_fpsimd_state *state);
> >> extern void fpsimd_load_state(struct user_fpsimd_state *state);
> >>-extern void fpsimd_save(void);
> >>-
> >> extern void fpsimd_thread_switch(struct task_struct *next);
> >> extern void fpsimd_flush_thread(void);
> >>@@ -63,7 +61,8 @@ extern void fpsimd_bind_state_to_cpu(struct user_fpsimd_state *state,
> >> void *sve_state, unsigned int sve_vl);
> >> extern void fpsimd_flush_task_state(struct task_struct *target);
> >>-extern void fpsimd_flush_cpu_state(void);
> >>+
> >>+extern void fpsimd_save_and_flush_cpu_state(void);
> >
> >Nit: You could drop this blank line: these are all "state maintenance"
> >operations, roughly speaking.
> >
> >But don't bother unless you respin for some other reason.
>
> It looks like I will need to make some changes in patch #3. So I will remove
> the line at the same time.

OK, fair enough.

Cheers
---Dave

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