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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 20/22] powerpc/syscall: Avoid storing 'current' in another pointer
On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 12:36:20PM +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> What if you did this?

> +static inline struct task_struct *get_current(void)
> +{
> + register struct task_struct *task asm ("r2");
> +
> + return task;
> +}

Local register asm variables are *only* guaranteed to live in that
register as operands to an asm. See
https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Local-Register-Variables.html#Local-Register-Variables
("The only supported use" etc.)

You can do something like

static inline struct task_struct *get_current(void)
{
register struct task_struct *task asm ("r2");

asm("" : "+r"(task));

return task;
}

which makes sure that "task" actually is in r2 at the point of that asm.


Segher

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