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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-alpha@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-hexagon@vger.kernel.org, linux-ia64@vger.kernel.org,
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	sparclinux@vger.kernel.org, linux-xtensa@linux-xtensa.org,
	linux-arch@vger.kernel.org, x86@kernel.org,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] locking/rwsem: Remove arch specific rwsem files
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:04:47 +0100
Message-ID: <20190211170447.GO32477@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <e470384d-fb7b-132d-253b-23c495e7c285@redhat.com>

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 11:35:24AM -0500, Waiman Long wrote:
> On 02/11/2019 06:58 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > Which is clearly worse. Now we can write that as:
> >
> >   int __down_read_trylock2(unsigned long *l)
> >   {
> > 	  long tmp = READ_ONCE(*l);
> >
> > 	  while (tmp >= 0) {
> > 		  if (try_cmpxchg(l, &tmp, tmp + 1))
> > 			  return 1;
> > 	  }
> >
> > 	  return 0;
> >   }
> >
> > which generates:
> >
> >   0000000000000030 <__down_read_trylock2>:
> >   30:   48 8b 07                mov    (%rdi),%rax
> >   33:   48 85 c0                test   %rax,%rax
> >   36:   78 18                   js     50 <__down_read_trylock2+0x20>
> >   38:   48 8d 50 01             lea    0x1(%rax),%rdx
> >   3c:   f0 48 0f b1 17          lock cmpxchg %rdx,(%rdi)
> >   41:   75 f0                   jne    33 <__down_read_trylock2+0x3>
> >   43:   b8 01 00 00 00          mov    $0x1,%eax
> >   48:   c3                      retq
> >   49:   0f 1f 80 00 00 00 00    nopl   0x0(%rax)
> >   50:   31 c0                   xor    %eax,%eax
> >   52:   c3                      retq
> >
> > Which is a lot better; but not quite there yet.
> >
> >
> > I've tried quite a bit, but I can't seem to get GCC to generate the:
> >
> > 	add $1,%rdx
> > 	jle
> >
> > required; stuff like:
> >
> > 	new = old + 1;
> > 	if (new <= 0)
> >
> > generates:
> >
> > 	lea 0x1(%rax),%rdx
> > 	test %rdx, %rdx
> > 	jle
> 
> Thanks for the suggested code snippet. So you want to replace "lea
> 0x1(%rax), %rdx" by "add $1,%rdx"?
> 
> I think the compiler is doing that so as to use the address generation
> unit for addition instead of using the ALU. That will leave the ALU
> available for doing other arithmetic operation in parallel. I don't
> think it is a good idea to override the compiler and force it to use
> ALU. So I am not going to try doing that. It is only 1 or 2 more of
> codes anyway.

Yeah, I was trying to see what I could make it do.. #2 really should be
good enough, but you know how it is once you're poking at it :-)

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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-11  2:00 Waiman Long
2019-02-11  2:08 ` Waiman Long
2019-02-11  7:11   ` Ingo Molnar
2019-02-11 10:39     ` Ingo Molnar
2019-02-11 10:52       ` Will Deacon
2019-02-11 10:55         ` Ingo Molnar
2019-02-11 13:32       ` Waiman Long
2019-02-11  9:36 ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-02-11  9:40   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-02-11 10:57     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-02-11 11:58 ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-02-11 16:35   ` Waiman Long
2019-02-11 17:04     ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]

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