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authorLuca Barbieri <luca@luca-barbieri.com>2010-02-24 10:54:25 +0100
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2010-02-25 20:47:30 -0800
commita7e926abc3adfbd2e5e20d2b46177adb4e313915 (patch)
treea1b342c35a6fe39167927b5eb13e2422935deb8e /lib/atomic64_test.c
parent86a8938078a8bb518c5376de493e348c7490d506 (diff)
x86-32: Rewrite 32-bit atomic64 functions in assembly
This patch replaces atomic64_32.c with two assembly implementations, one for 386/486 machines using pushf/cli/popf and one for 586+ machines using cmpxchg8b. The cmpxchg8b implementation provides the following advantages over the current one: 1. Implements atomic64_add_unless, atomic64_dec_if_positive and atomic64_inc_not_zero 2. Uses the ZF flag changed by cmpxchg8b instead of doing a comparison 3. Uses custom register calling conventions that reduce or eliminate register moves to suit cmpxchg8b 4. Reads the initial value instead of using cmpxchg8b to do that. Currently we use lock xaddl and movl, which seems the fastest. 5. Does not use the lock prefix for atomic64_set 64-bit writes are already atomic, so we don't need that. We still need it for atomic64_read to avoid restoring a value changed in the meantime. 6. Allocates registers as well or better than gcc The 386 implementation provides support for 386 and 486 machines. 386/486 SMP is not supported (we dropped it), but such support can be added easily if desired. A pure assembly implementation is required due to the custom calling conventions, and desire to use %ebp in atomic64_add_return (we need 7 registers...), as well as the ability to use pushf/popf in the 386 code without an intermediate pop/push. The parameter names are changed to match the convention in atomic_64.h Changes in v3 (due to rebasing to tip/x86/asm): - Patches atomic64_32.h instead of atomic_32.h - Uses the CALL alternative mechanism from commit 1b1d9258181bae199dc940f4bd0298126b9a73d9 Changes in v2: - Merged 386 and cx8 support in the same patch - 386 support now done in assembly, C code no longer used at all - cmpxchg64 is used for atomic64_cmpxchg - stop using macros, use one-line inline functions instead - miscellanous changes and improvements Signed-off-by: Luca Barbieri <luca@luca-barbieri.com> LKML-Reference: <1267005265-27958-5-git-send-email-luca@luca-barbieri.com> Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
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