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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v3 08/12] lib: vdso: allow arches to provide vdso data pointer
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Le 15/01/2020 à 00:06, Thomas Gleixner a écrit :
> Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr> writes:
>>
>> static __maybe_unused int
>> +#ifdef VDSO_GETS_VD_PTR_FROM_ARCH
>> +__cvdso_clock_gettime_common(const struct vdso_data *vd, clockid_t clock,
>> + struct __kernel_timespec *ts)
>> +{
>> +#else
>> __cvdso_clock_gettime_common(clockid_t clock, struct __kernel_timespec *ts)
>> {
>> const struct vdso_data *vd = __arch_get_vdso_data();
>> +#endif
>> u32 msk;
>
> If we do that, then there is no point in propagating this to the inner
> functions. It's perfectly fine to have this distinction at the outermost
> level.

In v2, I did it at the arch level (see
https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/1214983/). Andy was concerned about
it being suboptimal for arches which (unlike powerpc) have PC related
data addressing mode.

Wouldn't it be the same issue if doing it at the outermost level of
generic VDSO ?

>
> As a related question, I noticed that you keep all that ASM voodoo in
> the PPC specific code which provides the actual entry points. Is that
> ASM code really still necessary? All current users of the generic VDSO
> just do something like:
>
> int __vdso_clock_gettime(clockid_t clock, struct __kernel_timespec *ts)
> {
> return __cvdso_clock_gettime(clock, ts);
> }
>
> in the architecture code. Is there a reason why this can't work on PPC?

The problem with powerpc is that VDSO functions have to (just like
system calls) set the SO bit in CR register in case of error, or clear
it if no error. There is no way to do that from the C function, because
there is no way to tell GCC to not play up with CR register on function
return.

Refer discussion at https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=92769

Christophe

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