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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] lib/string.c: implement a basic bcmp
On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 6:13 AM Nick Desaulniers
<ndesaulniers@google.com> wrote:
>
> A recent optimization in Clang (r355672) lowers comparisons of the
> return value of memcmp against zero to comparisons of the return value
> of bcmp against zero. This helps some platforms that implement bcmp
> more efficiently than memcmp. glibc simply aliases bcmp to memcmp, but
> an optimized implementation is in the works.
>
> This results in linkage failures for all targets with Clang due to the
> undefined symbol. For now, just implement bcmp as a tailcail to memcmp
> to unbreak the build. This routine can be further optimized in the
> future.
>
> Other ideas discussed:
> * A weak alias was discussed, but breaks for architectures that define
> their own implementations of memcmp since aliases to declarations are
> not permitted (only definitions). Arch-specific memcmp implementations
> typically declare memcmp in C headers, but implement them in assembly.
> * -ffreestanding also is used sporadically throughout the kernel.
> * -fno-builtin-bcmp doesn't work when doing LTO.
>
> Link: https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41035
> Link: https://code.woboq.org/userspace/glibc/string/memcmp.c.html#bcmp
> Link: https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/commit/8e16d73346f8091461319a7dfc4ddd18eedcff13
> Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/416
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Reported-by: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@gmail.com>
> Reported-by: Adhemerval Zanella <adhemerval.zanella@linaro.org>
> Suggested-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> Suggested-by: James Y Knight <jyknight@google.com>
> Suggested-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
> Suggested-by: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@gmail.com>
> Suggested-by: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>
> Signed-off-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
> Acked-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@goodmis.org>


Reviewed-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>




> ---
> Changes V3 -> V4:
> * Include the entirety of Rasmus' sugguestion, as per Steven.
> * Change formal parameter identifiers to match the comment.
> Changes V2 -> V3:
> * Adjust comment as per Steven to Rasmus' sugguestion.
> * Pick up Steven's Ack.
> Changes V1 -> V2:
> * Add declaration to include/linux/string.h.
> * Reword comment above bcmp.
>
> include/linux/string.h | 3 +++
> lib/string.c | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 23 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/string.h b/include/linux/string.h
> index 7927b875f80c..6ab0a6fa512e 100644
> --- a/include/linux/string.h
> +++ b/include/linux/string.h
> @@ -150,6 +150,9 @@ extern void * memscan(void *,int,__kernel_size_t);
> #ifndef __HAVE_ARCH_MEMCMP
> extern int memcmp(const void *,const void *,__kernel_size_t);
> #endif
> +#ifndef __HAVE_ARCH_BCMP
> +extern int bcmp(const void *,const void *,__kernel_size_t);
> +#endif
> #ifndef __HAVE_ARCH_MEMCHR
> extern void * memchr(const void *,int,__kernel_size_t);
> #endif
> diff --git a/lib/string.c b/lib/string.c
> index 38e4ca08e757..3ab861c1a857 100644
> --- a/lib/string.c
> +++ b/lib/string.c
> @@ -866,6 +866,26 @@ __visible int memcmp(const void *cs, const void *ct, size_t count)
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(memcmp);
> #endif
>
> +#ifndef __HAVE_ARCH_BCMP
> +/**
> + * bcmp - returns 0 if and only if the buffers have identical contents.
> + * @a: pointer to first buffer.
> + * @b: pointer to second buffer.
> + * @len: size of buffers.
> + *
> + * The sign or magnitude of a non-zero return value has no particular
> + * meaning, and architectures may implement their own more efficient bcmp(). So
> + * while this particular implementation is a simple (tail) call to memcmp, do
> + * not rely on anything but whether the return value is zero or non-zero.
> + */
> +#undef bcmp
> +int bcmp(const void *a, const void *b, size_t len)
> +{
> + return memcmp(a, b, len);
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(bcmp);
> +#endif
> +
> #ifndef __HAVE_ARCH_MEMSCAN
> /**
> * memscan - Find a character in an area of memory.
> --
> 2.21.0.360.g471c308f928-goog
>


--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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