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From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
To: Vincenzo Frascino <vincenzo.frascino@arm.com>
Cc: linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 00/19] Unify vDSOs across more architectures
Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 10:46:43 +0200
Message-ID: <CAK8P3a11DE0sXteZoaP_N=mDhx3tXitGKddn1ogtFqJBYO-SCA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190530141531.43462-1-vincenzo.frascino@arm.com>

On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 4:15 PM Vincenzo Frascino
<vincenzo.frascino@arm.com> wrote:
>
> vDSO (virtual dynamic shared object) is a mechanism that the Linux
> kernel provides as an alternative to system calls to reduce where
> possible the costs in terms of cycles.
> This is possible because certain syscalls like gettimeofday() do
> not write any data and return one or more values that are stored
> in the kernel, which makes relatively safe calling them directly
> as a library function.

Hi Vincento,

I've very happy with how this turned out overall, and as far as I can
tell you have addressed all my previous comments. I had another
look through the series and only noticed a few very minor issues.

I hope Thomas can have another look soon, he probably also finds
a few things, and then it should be ready for inclusion in linux-next
and the coming merge window.

One open question I touched in my review is whether we want to
have a vdso version of clock_getres() in all architectures or not.
I'd prefer to leave it out because there is very little advantage to
it over the system call (the results don't change at runtime and
can easily be cached by libc if performance ever matters), and
it takes up a small amount of memory for the implementation.

We shouldn't just need it for consistency because all callers
would require implementing a fallback to the system call
anyway, to deal with old kernels.

If anyone comes up with a good reason why it should be added
after all, let me know and I'll stop mentioning it.

      Arnd

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Thread overview: 69+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-30 14:15 Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 01/19] kernel: Standardize vdso_datapage Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-31  8:16   ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-06-04 12:05     ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-10 17:47       ` Huw Davies
2019-06-10  9:27   ` Huw Davies
2019-06-10 10:17     ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-10 10:31       ` Huw Davies
2019-06-10 11:07         ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-10 11:37           ` Huw Davies
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 02/19] kernel: Define gettimeofday vdso common code Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-31  8:19   ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-06-04 12:08     ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-10  9:31   ` Huw Davies
2019-06-10 10:18     ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 03/19] kernel: Unify update_vsyscall implementation Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-10  9:34   ` Huw Davies
2019-06-10 10:19     ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-14 11:10   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-14 12:15     ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-14 12:19       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-14 12:25         ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-14 13:07           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 04/19] arm64: Substitute gettimeofday with C implementation Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 05/19] arm64: Build vDSO with -ffixed-x18 Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 06/19] arm64: compat: Add missing syscall numbers Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 07/19] arm64: compat: Expose signal related structures Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 08/19] arm64: compat: Generate asm offsets for signals Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 09/19] lib: vdso: Add compat support Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 10/19] arm64: compat: Add vDSO Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 11/19] arm64: Refactor vDSO code Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 12/19] arm64: compat: vDSO setup for compat layer Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 13/19] arm64: elf: vDSO code page discovery Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 14/19] arm64: compat: Get sigreturn trampolines from vDSO Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 15/19] arm64: Add vDSO compat support Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-01  9:38   ` Catalin Marinas
2019-06-04 12:10     ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 16/19] arm: Add support for generic vDSO Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-31  8:32   ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 17/19] mips: " Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-31  8:34   ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-06-03 14:54     ` Mark Salyzyn
2019-06-03 17:07       ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 18/19] x86: " Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-30 15:41   ` Michael Kelley
2019-06-04 12:13     ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-14 11:15     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-14 21:17       ` Sasha Levin
2019-06-22 14:46         ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-23 19:09           ` Sasha Levin
2019-06-23 21:58             ` Stephen Rothwell
2019-06-24  0:24               ` Sasha Levin
2019-06-24  1:20                 ` Stephen Rothwell
2019-06-23 22:12             ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-24  0:04               ` Michael Kelley
2019-06-24  0:25                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-28 18:40                   ` Michael Kelley
2019-05-30 14:15 ` [PATCH v6 19/19] kselftest: Extend vDSO selftest Vincenzo Frascino
2019-05-31  8:53   ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-05-31  8:46 ` Arnd Bergmann [this message]
2019-06-04 12:04   ` [PATCH v6 00/19] Unify vDSOs across more architectures Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-04 12:12     ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-06-05 14:32       ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-14 12:16     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-14 12:19       ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-20  6:17 ` Shijith Thotton
2019-06-20  8:55   ` Vincenzo Frascino
2019-06-20 16:27 ` Andre Przywara
2019-06-21  9:11   ` Vincenzo Frascino

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