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[PATCH v4 4/9] x86: alternatives: macrofy locks for better inlining




GCC considers the number of statements in inlined assembly blocks,
according to new-lines and semicolons, as an indication to the cost of
the block in time and space. This data is distorted by the kernel code,
which puts information in alternative sections. As a result, the
compiler may perform incorrect inlining and branch optimizations.

The solution is to set an assembly macro and call it from the inlined
assembly block. As a result GCC considers the inline assembly block as
a single instruction.

This patch handles the LOCK prefix, allowing more aggresive inlining.

   text	   data	    bss	    dec	    hex	filename
18140140 10225284 2957312 31322736 1ddf270 ./vmlinux before
18146889 10225380 2957312 31329581 1de0d2d ./vmlinux after (+6845)

Static text symbols:
Before:	40286
After:	40218	(-68)

Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: x86@xxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>

Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@xxxxxxxxxx>
---
 arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h | 20 ++++++++++++++------
 arch/x86/include/asm/alternative.h     | 11 ++---------
 arch/x86/kernel/macros.S               |  1 +
 3 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h
index 31b627b43a8e..8e4ea39e55d0 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h
@@ -7,16 +7,24 @@
 #include <asm/asm.h>
 
 #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
-	.macro LOCK_PREFIX
-672:	lock
+.macro LOCK_PREFIX_HERE
 	.pushsection .smp_locks,"a"
 	.balign 4
-	.long 672b - .
+	.long 671f - .		# offset
 	.popsection
-	.endm
+671:
+.endm
+
+.macro LOCK_PREFIX insn:vararg
+	LOCK_PREFIX_HERE
+	lock \insn
+.endm
 #else
-	.macro LOCK_PREFIX
-	.endm
+.macro LOCK_PREFIX_HERE
+.endm
+
+.macro LOCK_PREFIX insn:vararg
+.endm
 #endif
 
 /*
diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative.h
index 4cd6a3b71824..d7faa16622d8 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative.h
@@ -31,15 +31,8 @@
  */
 
 #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
-#define LOCK_PREFIX_HERE \
-		".pushsection .smp_locks,\"a\"\n"	\
-		".balign 4\n"				\
-		".long 671f - .\n" /* offset */		\
-		".popsection\n"				\
-		"671:"
-
-#define LOCK_PREFIX LOCK_PREFIX_HERE "\n\tlock; "
-
+#define LOCK_PREFIX_HERE "LOCK_PREFIX_HERE\n\t"
+#define LOCK_PREFIX "LOCK_PREFIX "
 #else /* ! CONFIG_SMP */
 #define LOCK_PREFIX_HERE ""
 #define LOCK_PREFIX ""
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/macros.S b/arch/x86/kernel/macros.S
index f1fe1d570365..852487a9fc56 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/macros.S
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/macros.S
@@ -8,3 +8,4 @@
 
 #include <linux/compiler.h>
 #include <asm/refcount.h>
+#include <asm/alternative-asm.h>
-- 
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