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SubjectRE: [PATCH 3/7] microblaze: Define SMP safe bit operations
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> On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 09:01:21AM +0000, Stefan Asserhall wrote:
> > The comment in the generic bitops.h says "You should recode these in
> > the native assembly language, if at all possible". I don't think using
> > the generic implementation will be as efficient as the current arch specific one.
>
> That is a very crusty old recommendation. Please look at the compiler generated
> code.
>
> We've extended the atomic_t operations the past few years and Will wrote the
> generic atomic bitops for Arm64, we're looking to convert more LL/SC archs to
> them.
>
> There is currently one known issue with it, but Will has a patch-set pending to
> solve that (IIRC that only matters if you have stack protector on).
>
> Also see this thread:
>
> https://lkml.kernel.org/r/875zimp0ay.fsf@mpe.ellerman.id.au
>
> And these patches:
>
> https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200123153341.19947-1-will@kernel.org

Thanks for the links. Sure, I agree that it is better to use the generic
implementation if it is as efficient as the arch specific one, but I don't
think we should assume that it is.

Michal, would it be possible to replace the arch specific code and check
what we get?

Stefan

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