On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 02:35:00PM +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> Well thank you, how about you?
Heh, can't complain. Hope to see you around sometime. It's been
> Trying a new mail client, sorry. It *seems* to be working now, how's
Hmm... Still encoded.
> From d0cb9052d6f4c31d24f999b7b0cecb34681eee9b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Nicholas Piggin <npig...@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:23:43 +1000
> Subject: [PATCH] percpu: improve generic percpu modify-return implementations
> Some architectures require an additional load to find the address of
> percpu pointers. In some implemenatations, the C aliasing rules do not
> allow the result of that load to be kept over the store that modifies
> the percpu variable, which causes additional loads.
> Work around this by finding the pointer first, then operating on that.
> It's also possible to mark things as restrict and those kind of games,
> but that can require larger and arch specific changes.
QP-decoded and applied to percpu/for-4.9.