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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
To: "Chang S. Bae" <chang.seok.bae@intel.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>, Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	"H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>,
	Ravi Shankar <ravi.v.shankar@intel.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [RESEND PATCH v6 07/12] x86/fsgsbase/64: Introduce the FIND_PERCPU_BASE macro
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:35 +0100 (CET)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.21.1903250954110.1798@nanos.tec.linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1552680405-5265-8-git-send-email-chang.seok.bae@intel.com>

On Fri, 15 Mar 2019, Chang S. Bae wrote:

> GSBASE is used to find per-CPU data in the kernel.

It's not used to find per cpu data. per cpu data access is using GS based
addressing.

> But when it is unknown,

What is unknown?

> the per-CPU base can be found from the per_cpu_offset table with a CPU NR.
> The CPU NR is extracted from the limit field of the CPUNODE entry in GDT,
> or by the RDPID instruction.
> 
> Also, add the GAS-compatible RDPID macro.
> 
> The new macro will be used on a following patch.

So this is yet another changelog which describes the WHAT and not the WHY
and lacks any form of sensible context.
 
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/fsgsbase.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/fsgsbase.h
> index aefd53767a5d..5e3dfbe8c1bf 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/fsgsbase.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/fsgsbase.h
> @@ -78,6 +78,47 @@ extern void x86_gsbase_write_cpu_inactive(unsigned long gsbase);
>  
>  #endif /* CONFIG_X86_64 */
>  
> +#else /* __ASSEMBLY__ */
> +
> +#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
> +
> +#include <asm/inst.h>

Is there are good reason why this ASM MACRO maze needs to be in a global
visible header. AFAICT this is only used in the entry code. So why can't it
be added to the other entry code macros in calling.h or some other sensible
place?

> +#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
> +
> +/*
> + * CPU/node NR is loaded from the limit (size) field of a special segment
> + * descriptor entry in GDT.
> + */
> +.macro LOAD_CPU_AND_NODE_SEG_LIMIT reg:req
> +	movq	$__CPUNODE_SEG, \reg
> +	lsl	\reg, \reg
> +.endm
> +
> +/*
> + * Fetch the per-CPU GSBASE value for this processor and put it in @reg.
> + * We normally use %gs for accessing per-CPU data, but we are setting up
> + * %gs here and obviously can not use %gs itself to access per-CPU data.
> + */
> +.macro FIND_PERCPU_BASE reg:req

This is a complete misnomer. It's not searching for the per cpu base, it's
retrieving the per cpu base from a known place. So something like
GET_PERCPU_BASE would be appropriate.

> +	ALTERNATIVE \
> +		"LOAD_CPU_AND_NODE_SEG_LIMIT \reg", \
> +		"RDPID	\reg", \
> +		X86_FEATURE_RDPID
> +	andq	$VDSO_CPUNODE_MASK, \reg
> +	movq	__per_cpu_offset(, \reg, 8), \reg
> +.endm

> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/inst.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/inst.h
> index f5a796da07f8..d063841a17e3 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/inst.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/inst.h
> @@ -306,6 +306,21 @@
>  	.endif
>  	MODRM 0xc0 movq_r64_xmm_opd1 movq_r64_xmm_opd2
>  	.endm
> +
> +.macro RDPID opd

So the update to require binutils >= 2.21 does not cover RDPID?

Thanks,

	tglx

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Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-15 20:06 [RESEND PATCH v6 00/12] x86: Enable FSGSBASE instructions Chang S. Bae
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 01/12] x86/fsgsbase/64: Add 'unsafe_fsgsbase' to enable CR4.FSGSBASE Chang S. Bae
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 02/12] kbuild: Raise the minimum required binutils version to 2.21 Chang S. Bae
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 03/12] x86/fsgsbase/64: Add intrinsics for FSGSBASE instructions Chang S. Bae
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 04/12] x86/fsgsbase/64: Enable FSGSBASE instructions in the helper functions Chang S. Bae
2019-03-25 11:38   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-03-25 12:46     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-03-25 13:05       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-03-26  0:38     ` Andi Kleen
2019-03-26 15:01       ` New feature/ABI review process [was Re: [RESEND PATCH v6 04/12] x86/fsgsbase/64:..] Thomas Gleixner
2019-03-26 22:56         ` Andi Kleen
2019-03-27 21:15           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 05/12] x86/fsgsbase/64: Preserve FS/GS state in __switch_to() if FSGSBASE is on Chang S. Bae
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 06/12] x86/fsgsbase/64: When copying a thread, use the FSGSBASE instructions if available Chang S. Bae
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 07/12] x86/fsgsbase/64: Introduce the FIND_PERCPU_BASE macro Chang S. Bae
2019-03-25  9:02   ` Thomas Gleixner [this message]
2019-05-01 13:52     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 08/12] x86/fsgsbase/64: Use the per-CPU base as GSBASE at the paranoid_entry Chang S. Bae
2019-03-25  9:44   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-04-05  8:35     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-04-05 13:50       ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-05-01 13:52         ` Bae, Chang Seok
2019-05-01 17:40           ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-05-01 18:01             ` Bae, Chang Seok
     [not found]               ` <7029A32B-958E-4C1E-8B5F-D49BA68E4755@intel.com>
2019-05-01 20:25                 ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-05-01 21:04                   ` Bae, Chang Seok
2019-05-02  0:29                     ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-05-06 22:56     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 09/12] selftests/x86/fsgsbase: Test WRGSBASE Chang S. Bae
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 10/12] x86/fsgsbase/64: Enable FSGSBASE by default and add a chicken bit Chang S. Bae
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 11/12] x86/elf: Enumerate kernel FSGSBASE capability in AT_HWCAP2 Chang S. Bae
2019-03-15 20:06 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 12/12] x86/fsgsbase/64: Add documentation for FSGSBASE Chang S. Bae
2019-03-30 16:15   ` Randy Dunlap
2019-03-26  0:43 ` [RESEND PATCH v6 00/12] x86: Enable FSGSBASE instructions Andy Lutomirski

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