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From: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>
To: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>, luto@kernel.org
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>,
	Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	arnd@arndb.de, vincenzo.frascino@arm.com, x86@kernel.org,
	linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org, linux-mips@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v3 08/12] lib: vdso: allow arches to provide vdso data pointer
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:16:18 +0100
Message-ID: <b5fddcf8-99ff-fc0d-40c0-0eb81ad4e94a@c-s.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <d2de3211-9d7c-513e-fe0f-8bdce623fb65@c-s.fr>

Thomas, Andy,

Le 15/01/2020 à 07:15, Christophe Leroy a écrit :
> 
> 
> Le 15/01/2020 à 00:06, Thomas Gleixner a écrit :
>> Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr> writes:
>>>   static __maybe_unused int
>>> +#ifdef VDSO_GETS_VD_PTR_FROM_ARCH
>>> +__cvdso_clock_gettime_common(const struct vdso_data *vd, clockid_t 
>>> clock,
>>> +              struct __kernel_timespec *ts)
>>> +{
>>> +#else
>>>   __cvdso_clock_gettime_common(clockid_t clock, struct 
>>> __kernel_timespec *ts)
>>>   {
>>>       const struct vdso_data *vd = __arch_get_vdso_data();
>>> +#endif
>>>       u32 msk;
>>
>> If we do that, then there is no point in propagating this to the inner
>> functions. It's perfectly fine to have this distinction at the outermost
>> level.
> 
> In v2, I did it at the arch level (see 
> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/1214983/). Andy was concerned about 
> it being suboptimal for arches which (unlike powerpc) have PC related 
> data addressing mode.
> 
> Wouldn't it be the same issue if doing it at the outermost level of 
> generic VDSO ?

Any opinion on this ?

 From your point of view, what should I do:
A/ __arch_get_vdso_data() handled entirely at arch level and arches 
handing over the vdso data pointer to generic C VDSO functions all the 
time (as in my v2 series) ?
B/ Data pointer being handed over all the way up for arches wanting to 
do so, no changes at all for others (as in my v3 series) ?
C/ __arch_get_vdso_data() being called at the outermost generic level 
for arches not interested in handling data pointer from the caller (as 
suggested by Thomas) ?

Andy, with A/ you were concerned about arches being able to do PC 
related accesses. Would it be an issue for C/ as well ? If not, I guess 
C/ would be cleaner than B/ allthought not as clean as A which doesn't 
add any #ifdefery at all.

Thanks
Christophe

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Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-13 17:08 [RFC PATCH v3 00/12] powerpc: switch VDSO to C implementation Christophe Leroy
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 01/12] powerpc/64: Don't provide time functions in compat VDSO32 Christophe Leroy
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 02/12] powerpc/vdso: Switch VDSO to generic C implementation Christophe Leroy
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 03/12] lib: vdso: mark __cvdso_clock_getres() as static Christophe Leroy
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 04/12] lib: vdso: inline do_hres() and do_coarse() Christophe Leroy
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 05/12] lib: vdso: Avoid duplication in __cvdso_clock_getres() Christophe Leroy
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 06/12] lib: vdso: __iter_div_u64_rem() is suboptimal for 32 bit time Christophe Leroy
2020-01-14 11:31   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 07/12] powerpc/vdso: simplify __get_datapage() Christophe Leroy
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 08/12] lib: vdso: allow arches to provide vdso data pointer Christophe Leroy
2020-01-14 23:06   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-01-15  6:15     ` Christophe Leroy
2020-01-16  9:16       ` Christophe Leroy [this message]
2020-01-16 10:35         ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-01-16 20:22           ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 09/12] powerpc/vdso: provide inline alternative to __get_datapage() Christophe Leroy
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 10/12] powerpc/vdso: provide vdso data pointer from the ASM caller Christophe Leroy
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 11/12] lib: vdso: split clock verification out of __arch_get_hw_counter() Christophe Leroy
2020-01-13 17:08 ` [RFC PATCH v3 12/12] powerpc/vdso: provide __arch_is_hw_counter_valid() Christophe Leroy

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