[PATCH v3] powerpc/vdso64: Add support for CLOCK_{REALTIME/MONOTONIC}_COARSE

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Jul 26 12:02:43 AEST 2017

On Tue, 2017-07-25 at 19:17 +0530, Santosh Sivaraj wrote:
> I get the point. I looked at the generated assembly a bit closer, the update
> count is optimized out. Will send the alternative asm only patch.

We could do it in C the way x86 does it, using some helpers for
begin/end and have either an lwsync (but that would be slower than
the data dependency I think) or carefully crafting the helpers to
create one (make them return the pointer).

If you go down that path though, you need to make sure we do not
generate any TOC reference as the vDSO doesn't have a TOC.


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