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Subject[RFC v2 0/4] futex2: Add new futex interface
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Hello,

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

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2.27.0

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