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SubjectRe: [RFC v2 0/4] futex2: Add new futex interface
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On 7/10/20 10:23 AM, Oleksandr Natalenko wrote:
> Hello.
>
> On 09.07.2020 19:59, André Almeida wrote:
>> This RFC is a followup to the previous discussion initiated from my last
>> patch "futex: Implement mechanism to wait on any of several futexes"[1].
>> As stated in the thread, the correct approach to move forward with the
>> wait multiple operation would be to create a new syscall that would have
>> all new cool features.
>>
>> The first patch adds the new interface and just translate the call for
>> the old interface, without implementing new features. The goal here is
>> to establish the interface and to check if everyone is happy with this
>> API. The rest of patches are selftests to show the interface in action.
>> I have the following questions:
>>
>> - What suggestions do you have to implement this? Start from scratch or
>>   reuse the most code possible?
>>
>> - The interface seems correct and implements the requirements asked by
>> you?
>>
>> Those are the cool new features that this syscall should address some
>> day:
>>
>> - Operate with variable bit size futexes, not restricted to 32:
>>   8, 16 and 64
>>
>> - Wait on multiple futexes, using the following semantics:
>>
>>   struct futex_wait {
>>     void *uaddr;
>>     unsigned long val;
>>     unsigned long flags;
>>   };
>>
>>   sys_futex_waitv(struct futex_wait *waiters, unsigned int nr_waiters,
>>           unsigned long flags, struct __kernel_timespec *timo);
>>
>> - Have NUMA optimizations: if FUTEX_NUMA_FLAG is set, the `void *uaddr`
>>   argument won't be a value of type u{8, 16, 32, 64} anymore, but a
>> struct
>>   containing a NUMA node hint:
>>
>>   struct futex32_numa {
>>       u32 value __attribute__ ((aligned (8)));
>>       u32 hint;
>>   };
>>
>>   struct futex64_numa {
>>       u64 value __attribute__ ((aligned (16)));
>>       u64 hint;
>>   };
>>
>> Thanks,
>>     André
>>
>> Changes since v1:
>>  - The timeout argument now uses __kernel_timespec as type
>>  - time32 interface was removed
>>  v1: https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/cover/1255437/
>>
>> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/1194339/
>>
>> André Almeida (4):
>>   futex2: Add new futex interface
>>   selftests: futex: Add futex2 wake/wait test
>>   selftests: futex: Add futex2 timeout test
>>   selftests: futex: Add futex2 wouldblock test
>>
>>  MAINTAINERS                                   |   2 +-
>>  arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_32.tbl        |   2 +
>>  arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_64.tbl        |   2 +
>>  include/linux/syscalls.h                      |   7 ++
>>  include/uapi/asm-generic/unistd.h             |   8 +-
>>  include/uapi/linux/futex.h                    |  10 ++
>>  init/Kconfig                                  |   7 ++
>>  kernel/Makefile                               |   1 +
>>  kernel/futex2.c                               |  73 ++++++++++++
>>  kernel/sys_ni.c                               |   4 +
>>  tools/include/uapi/asm-generic/unistd.h       |   7 +-
>>  .../selftests/futex/functional/.gitignore     |   1 +
>>  .../selftests/futex/functional/Makefile       |   4 +-
>>  .../selftests/futex/functional/futex2_wait.c  | 111 ++++++++++++++++++
>>  .../futex/functional/futex_wait_timeout.c     |  38 ++++--
>>  .../futex/functional/futex_wait_wouldblock.c  |  33 +++++-
>>  .../testing/selftests/futex/functional/run.sh |   3 +
>>  .../selftests/futex/include/futex2test.h      |  77 ++++++++++++
>>  18 files changed, 373 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
>>  create mode 100644 kernel/futex2.c
>>  create mode 100644
>> tools/testing/selftests/futex/functional/futex2_wait.c
>>  create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/futex/include/futex2test.h
>
> What branch/tag this submission is based on please? It seems it is not a
> 5.8 but rather 5.7 since the second patch misses faccessat2() syscall
> and fails to be applied cleanly.
>

As stated in MAINTAINERS[1], this submission is based on locking/core
branch from tip/tip[2] tree. The most updated release tag in this tree
is v5.8-rc1. My patches applied on top of locking/core are available in
my tree: https://gitlab.collabora.com/tonyk/linux/-/commits/futex2

According to 6c3c184fc420 ("tools headers API: Update faccessat2
affected files"), it seems that `faccessat2` entry at
`tools/include/uapi/asm-generic/unistd.h` was added after the syscall
was merged, so that's why 5.8-rc1 misses the syscall in this specific
file. Rebasing locking/core in 5.8-rc2 or above will fix that.

> Thanks.
>

Thanks,
André

[1]
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/MAINTAINERS?h=v5.8-rc4#n7102

[2]
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip.git/log/?h=locking/core

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