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authorAndy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>2014-12-21 08:57:46 -0800
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2015-01-16 06:59:31 -0800
commit99c8619590d4d44fe51b5ef0542c0edbd844b0b5 (patch)
parent67ff8e53620c9aa941a7e4abbbfd921b0c4f97f0 (diff)
x86, vdso: Use asm volatile in __getcpu
commit 1ddf0b1b11aa8a90cef6706e935fc31c75c406ba upstream. In Linux 3.18 and below, GCC hoists the lsl instructions in the pvclock code all the way to the beginning of __vdso_clock_gettime, slowing the non-paravirt case significantly. For unknown reasons, presumably related to the removal of a branch, the performance issue is gone as of e76b027e6408 x86,vdso: Use LSL unconditionally for vgetcpu but I don't trust GCC enough to expect the problem to stay fixed. There should be no correctness issue, because the __getcpu calls in __vdso_vlock_gettime were never necessary in the first place. Note to stable maintainers: In 3.18 and below, depending on configuration, gcc 4.9.2 generates code like this: 9c3: 44 0f 03 e8 lsl %ax,%r13d 9c7: 45 89 eb mov %r13d,%r11d 9ca: 0f 03 d8 lsl %ax,%ebx This patch won't apply as is to any released kernel, but I'll send a trivial backported version if needed. [ Backported by Andy Lutomirski. Should apply to all affected versions. This fixes a functionality bug as well as a performance bug: buggy kernels can infinite loop in __vdso_clock_gettime on affected compilers. See, for exammple: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1178975 ] Fixes: 51c19b4f5927 x86: vdso: pvclock gettime support Cc: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com> Acked-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/vsyscall.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/vsyscall.h
index 2a46ca720afc..2874be9aef0a 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/vsyscall.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/vsyscall.h
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@ static inline unsigned int __getcpu(void)
} else {
/* Load per CPU data from GDT */
- asm("lsl %1,%0" : "=r" (p) : "r" (__PER_CPU_SEG));
+ asm volatile ("lsl %1,%0" : "=r" (p) : "r" (__PER_CPU_SEG));
return p;