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SubjectRe: [RESEND][PATCH v3 06/17] static_call: Add basic static call infrastructure
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> On Mar 24, 2020, at 6:56 AM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> Static calls are a replacement for global function pointers. They use
> code patching to allow direct calls to be used instead of indirect
> calls. They give the flexibility of function pointers, but with
> improved performance. This is especially important for cases where
> retpolines would otherwise be used, as retpolines can significantly
> impact performance.
>
> The concept and code are an extension of previous work done by Ard
> Biesheuvel and Steven Rostedt:
>
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>
> There are two implementations, depending on arch support:
>
> 1) out-of-line: patched trampolines (CONFIG_HAVE_STATIC_CALL)
> 2) basic function pointers
>
> For more details, see the comments in include/linux/static_call.h.
>
> [peterz: simplified interface]
> Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
> ---
> arch/Kconfig | 3
> include/linux/static_call.h | 137 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> include/linux/static_call_types.h | 15 ++++
> 3 files changed, 155 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 include/linux/static_call.h
> create mode 100644 include/linux/static_call_types.h
>
> --- a/arch/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/Kconfig
> @@ -941,6 +941,9 @@ config HAVE_SPARSE_SYSCALL_NR
> entries at 4000, 5000 and 6000 locations. This option turns on syscall
> related optimizations for a given architecture.
>
> +config HAVE_STATIC_CALL
> + bool
> +
> source "kernel/gcov/Kconfig"
>
> source "scripts/gcc-plugins/Kconfig"
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/include/linux/static_call.h
> @@ -0,0 +1,137 @@
> +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 */
> +#ifndef _LINUX_STATIC_CALL_H
> +#define _LINUX_STATIC_CALL_H
> +
> +/*
> + * Static call support
> + *
> + * Static calls use code patching to hard-code function pointers into direct
> + * branch instructions. They give the flexibility of function pointers, but
> + * with improved performance. This is especially important for cases where
> + * retpolines would otherwise be used, as retpolines can significantly impact
> + * performance.
> + *
> + *
> + * API overview:
> + *
> + * DECLARE_STATIC_CALL(name, func);
> + * DEFINE_STATIC_CALL(name, func);
> + * static_call(name)(args...);
> + * static_call_update(name, func);
> + *
> + * Usage example:
> + *
> + * # Start with the following functions (with identical prototypes):
> + * int func_a(int arg1, int arg2);
> + * int func_b(int arg1, int arg2);
> + *
> + * # Define a 'my_name' reference, associated with func_a() by default
> + * DEFINE_STATIC_CALL(my_name, func_a);

Do you want to support optional function attributes, such as “pure” and
“const”?

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