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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: "André Almeida" <andrealmeid@collabora.com>
Cc: Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com>,
	"Pierre-Loup A. Griffais" <pgriffais@valvesoftware.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, kernel@collabora.com,
	krisman@collabora.com, shuah@kernel.org,
	linux-kselftest@vger.kernel.org, rostedt@goodmis.org,
	ryao@gentoo.org, dvhart@infradead.org, mingo@redhat.com,
	z.figura12@gmail.com, steven@valvesoftware.com,
	steven@liquorix.net, malteskarupke@web.de, carlos@redhat.com,
	adhemerval.zanella@linaro.org, libc-alpha@sourceware.org,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: 'simple' futex interface [Was: [PATCH v3 1/4] futex: Implement mechanism to wait on any of several futexes]
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2020 19:51:36 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200305185136.GB3348@worktop.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <52406c54-60b3-dcfe-65d8-4c425459e37b@collabora.com>

On Thu, Mar 05, 2020 at 01:14:17PM -0300, André Almeida wrote:

> >   sys_futex_wait(void *uaddr, u64 val, unsigned long flags, ktime_t *timo);
> >   struct futex_wait {
> > 	  void *uaddr;
> > 	  u64 val;
> > 	  u64 flags;
> >   };
> >   sys_futex_waitv(struct futex_wait *waiters, unsigned int nr_waiters,
> > 		  u64 flags, ktime_t *timo);
> >   sys_futex_wake(void *uaddr, unsigned int nr, u64 flags);
> >   sys_futex_cmp_requeue(void *uaddr1, void *uaddr2, unsigned int nr_wake,
> > 		  unsigned int nr_requeue, u64 cmpval, unsigned long flags);
> > 
> > And that makes 7 arguments for cmp_requeue, which can't be. Maybe we if
> > combine nr_wake and nr_requeue in one as 2 u16... ?
> > 
> > And then we need to go detector if the platform supports it or not..
> > 
> 
> Thanks everyone for the feedback around our mechanism. Are the
> performance benefits of implementing a syscall to wait on a single futex
> significant enough to maintain it instead of just using
> `sys_futex_waitv()` with `nr_waiters = 1`? If we join both cases in a
> single interface, we may even add a new member for NUMA hint in `struct
> futex_wait`.

My consideration was that avoiding the get_user/copy_from_user might
become measurable on !PTI systems with SMAP.

But someone would have to build it and measure it before we can be sure
of course.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-03-05 18:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-13 21:45 [PATCH v3 0/4] Implement FUTEX_WAIT_MULTIPLE operation André Almeida
2020-02-13 21:45 ` [PATCH v3 1/4] futex: Implement mechanism to wait on any of several futexes André Almeida
2020-02-28 19:07   ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-02-28 19:49     ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-02-28 21:25       ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-29  0:29         ` Pierre-Loup A. Griffais
2020-02-29 10:27           ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-03-03  2:47             ` Pierre-Loup A. Griffais
2020-03-03 12:00               ` 'simple' futex interface [Was: [PATCH v3 1/4] futex: Implement mechanism to wait on any of several futexes] Peter Zijlstra
2020-03-03 13:00                 ` Florian Weimer
2020-03-03 13:21                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-03-03 13:47                     ` Florian Weimer
2020-03-03 15:01                       ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-03-05 16:14                         ` André Almeida
2020-03-05 16:25                           ` Florian Weimer
2020-03-05 18:51                           ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2020-03-06 16:57                             ` David Laight
2020-02-13 21:45 ` [PATCH v3 2/4] selftests: futex: Add FUTEX_WAIT_MULTIPLE timeout test André Almeida
2020-02-13 21:45 ` [PATCH v3 3/4] selftests: futex: Add FUTEX_WAIT_MULTIPLE wouldblock test André Almeida
2020-02-13 21:45 ` [PATCH v3 4/4] selftests: futex: Add FUTEX_WAIT_MULTIPLE wake up test André Almeida
2020-02-19 16:27 ` [PATCH v3 0/4] Implement FUTEX_WAIT_MULTIPLE operation shuah

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