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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 4/4] x86/static_call: Add inline static call implementation for x86-64
On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:18:33PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 11:51 AM Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 10:39 AM Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > AFAICT, all the other proposed options seem to have major issues.
> >
> > I still absolutely detest this patch, and in fact it got worse from
> > the test of the config variable.
> >
> > Honestly, the entry code being legible and simple is more important
> > than the extra cycle from branching to a trampoline for static calls.
> >
> > Just don't do the inline case if it causes this much confusion.

I *really* don't want to have to drop the inline feature. The speedup
is measurable and not insignificant. And out-of-line would be a
regression if we ported paravirt to use static calls.

> With my entry maintainer hat on, I don't mind it so much, although the
> implementation needs some work. The #ifdef should just go away, and
> there should be another sanity check in the sanity check section.

Your suggested changes sound good to me. I'll be gone next week, so
here's hoping you'll have this all figured out when I get back!

--
Josh

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