[PATCH v3] powerpc32: memset: only use dcbz once cache is enabled
mpe at ellerman.id.au
Tue Sep 15 09:52:15 AEST 2015
On Mon, 2015-09-14 at 11:13 -0500, Scott Wood wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-09-14 at 17:44 +0200, Christophe LEROY wrote:
> > Le 14/09/2015 17:20, Scott Wood a écrit :
> > > On Mon, 2015-09-14 at 08:21 +0200, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> > > > diff --git a/arch/powerpc/lib/copy_32.S b/arch/powerpc/lib/copy_32.S
> > > > index da5847d..68a59d4 100644
> > > > --- a/arch/powerpc/lib/copy_32.S
> > > > +++ b/arch/powerpc/lib/copy_32.S
> > > > @@ -73,8 +73,13 @@ CACHELINE_MASK = (L1_CACHE_BYTES-1)
> > > > @@ -122,6 +127,16 @@ _GLOBAL(memset)
> > > > bdnz 8b
> > > > blr
> > > >
> > > > +/* Simple version of memset used during early boot until cache is
> > > > enabled
> > > > */
> > > > +simple_memset:
> > > > + cmplwi cr0,r5,0
> > > > + addi r6,r3,-1
> > > > + beqlr
> > > > + mtctr r5
> > > > +1: stbu r4,1(r6)
> > > > + bdnz 1b
> > > > + blr
> > > Instead couldn't you use the generic memset at label 2: and patch the "bne
> > > 2f"?
> > Yes I could but it means adding a global symbol there at the "bne 2f". I
> > thought it was what Michael didn't like in my v1 of memcpy().
> > What name could I give to that symbol ? Something like
> > memcpy_nocache_patch: ?
> > What would be the best ? Having b 2f, and replacing it with bne 2f ? Or
> > have b 2f just above and replace it by nop once cache is up ?
> I'm not sure why a global symbol for an instruction to be patched would be a
> big deal (similar to kvm_emul.S)... I thought Michael just wanted existing
> infrastructure to be used if it's practical to do so.
Yeah, I don't mind adding a global if you need it.
I'm not wedded to either approach, I'm just trying to find the least intrusive
option that uses the most existing code, and is the most maintainable into the
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