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-rw-r--r--arch/arm/Kconfig16
-rw-r--r--arch/arm/lib/Makefile3
-rw-r--r--arch/arm/lib/uaccess_with_memcpy.c139
3 files changed, 158 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/arm/Kconfig b/arch/arm/Kconfig
index 9d02cdb15b23..c63e65d436a3 100644
--- a/arch/arm/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/arm/Kconfig
@@ -1085,6 +1085,22 @@ config ALIGNMENT_TRAP
correct operation of some network protocols. With an IP-only
configuration it is safe to say N, otherwise say Y.
+config UACCESS_WITH_MEMCPY
+ bool "Use kernel mem{cpy,set}() for {copy_to,clear}_user() (EXPERIMENTAL)"
+ depends on MMU && EXPERIMENTAL
+ default y if CPU_FEROCEON
+ help
+ Implement faster copy_to_user and clear_user methods for CPU
+ cores where a 8-word STM instruction give significantly higher
+ memory write throughput than a sequence of individual 32bit stores.
+
+ A possible side effect is a slight increase in scheduling latency
+ between threads sharing the same address space if they invoke
+ such copy operations with large buffers.
+
+ However, if the CPU data cache is using a write-allocate mode,
+ this option is unlikely to provide any performance gain.
+
endmenu
menu "Boot options"
diff --git a/arch/arm/lib/Makefile b/arch/arm/lib/Makefile
index 866f84a586ff..030ba7219f48 100644
--- a/arch/arm/lib/Makefile
+++ b/arch/arm/lib/Makefile
@@ -29,6 +29,9 @@ else
endif
endif
+# using lib_ here won't override already available weak symbols
+obj-$(CONFIG_UACCESS_WITH_MEMCPY) += uaccess_with_memcpy.o
+
lib-$(CONFIG_MMU) += $(mmu-y)
ifeq ($(CONFIG_CPU_32v3),y)
diff --git a/arch/arm/lib/uaccess_with_memcpy.c b/arch/arm/lib/uaccess_with_memcpy.c
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..bf987b4a2571
--- /dev/null
+++ b/arch/arm/lib/uaccess_with_memcpy.c
@@ -0,0 +1,139 @@
+/*
+ * linux/arch/arm/lib/uaccess_with_memcpy.c
+ *
+ * Written by: Lennert Buytenhek and Nicolas Pitre
+ * Copyright (C) 2009 Marvell Semiconductor
+ *
+ * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+ * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
+ * published by the Free Software Foundation.
+ */
+
+#include <linux/kernel.h>
+#include <linux/ctype.h>
+#include <linux/uaccess.h>
+#include <linux/rwsem.h>
+#include <linux/mm.h>
+#include <linux/sched.h>
+#include <linux/hardirq.h> /* for in_atomic() */
+#include <asm/current.h>
+#include <asm/page.h>
+
+static int
+pin_page_for_write(const void __user *_addr, pte_t **ptep, spinlock_t **ptlp)
+{
+ unsigned long addr = (unsigned long)_addr;
+ pgd_t *pgd;
+ pmd_t *pmd;
+ pte_t *pte;
+ spinlock_t *ptl;
+
+ pgd = pgd_offset(current->mm, addr);
+ if (unlikely(pgd_none(*pgd) || pgd_bad(*pgd)))
+ return 0;
+
+ pmd = pmd_offset(pgd, addr);
+ if (unlikely(pmd_none(*pmd) || pmd_bad(*pmd)))
+ return 0;
+
+ pte = pte_offset_map_lock(current->mm, pmd, addr, &ptl);
+ if (unlikely(!pte_present(*pte) || !pte_young(*pte) ||
+ !pte_write(*pte) || !pte_dirty(*pte))) {
+ pte_unmap_unlock(pte, ptl);
+ return 0;
+ }
+
+ *ptep = pte;
+ *ptlp = ptl;
+
+ return 1;
+}
+
+unsigned long
+__copy_to_user(void __user *to, const void *from, unsigned long n)
+{
+ int atomic;
+
+ if (n < 1024)
+ return __copy_to_user_std(to, from, n);
+
+ if (unlikely(segment_eq(get_fs(), KERNEL_DS))) {
+ memcpy((void *)to, from, n);
+ return 0;
+ }
+
+ /* the mmap semaphore is taken only if not in an atomic context */
+ atomic = in_atomic();
+
+ if (!atomic)
+ down_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+ while (n) {
+ pte_t *pte;
+ spinlock_t *ptl;
+ int tocopy;
+
+ while (!pin_page_for_write(to, &pte, &ptl)) {
+ if (!atomic)
+ up_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+ if (__put_user(0, (char __user *)to))
+ goto out;
+ if (!atomic)
+ down_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+ }
+
+ tocopy = (~(unsigned long)to & ~PAGE_MASK) + 1;
+ if (tocopy > n)
+ tocopy = n;
+
+ memcpy((void *)to, from, tocopy);
+ to += tocopy;
+ from += tocopy;
+ n -= tocopy;
+
+ pte_unmap_unlock(pte, ptl);
+ }
+ if (!atomic)
+ up_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+
+out:
+ return n;
+}
+
+unsigned long __clear_user(void __user *addr, unsigned long n)
+{
+ if (n < 256)
+ return __clear_user_std(addr, n);
+
+ if (unlikely(segment_eq(get_fs(), KERNEL_DS))) {
+ memset((void *)addr, 0, n);
+ return 0;
+ }
+
+ down_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+ while (n) {
+ pte_t *pte;
+ spinlock_t *ptl;
+ int tocopy;
+
+ while (!pin_page_for_write(addr, &pte, &ptl)) {
+ up_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+ if (__put_user(0, (char __user *)addr))
+ goto out;
+ down_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+ }
+
+ tocopy = (~(unsigned long)addr & ~PAGE_MASK) + 1;
+ if (tocopy > n)
+ tocopy = n;
+
+ memset((void *)addr, 0, tocopy);
+ addr += tocopy;
+ n -= tocopy;
+
+ pte_unmap_unlock(pte, ptl);
+ }
+ up_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+
+out:
+ return n;
+}