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Subject[tip: x86/fsgsbase] x86/process/64: Use FSBSBASE in switch_to() if available
The following commit has been merged into the x86/fsgsbase branch of tip:

Commit-ID: 673903495c85137791d5820d690229efe09c8f7b
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/673903495c85137791d5820d690229efe09c8f7b
Author: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
AuthorDate: Thu, 28 May 2020 16:13:51 -04:00
Committer: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
CommitterDate: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:47:02 +02:00

x86/process/64: Use FSBSBASE in switch_to() if available

With the new FSGSBASE instructions, FS and GSABSE can be efficiently read
and writen in __switch_to(). Use that capability to preserve the full
state.

This will enable user code to do whatever it wants with the new
instructions without any kernel-induced gotchas. (There can still be
architectural gotchas: movl %gs,%eax; movl %eax,%gs may change GSBASE if
WRGSBASE was used, but users are expected to read the CPU manual before
doing things like that.)

This is a considerable speedup. It seems to save about 100 cycles
per context switch compared to the baseline 4.6-rc1 behavior on a
Skylake laptop. This is mostly due to avoiding the WRMSR operation.

[ chang: 5~10% performance improvements were seen with a context switch
benchmark that ran threads with different FS/GSBASE values (to the
baseline 4.16). Minor edit on the changelog. ]

[ tglx: Masaage changelog ]

Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Chang S. Bae <chang.seok.bae@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Reviewed-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/1557309753-24073-8-git-send-email-chang.seok.bae@intel.com
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200528201402.1708239-6-sashal@kernel.org


---
arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c | 34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
1 file changed, 28 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c b/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c
index ef2f755..8ccc587 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c
@@ -236,8 +236,18 @@ static __always_inline void save_fsgs(struct task_struct *task)
{
savesegment(fs, task->thread.fsindex);
savesegment(gs, task->thread.gsindex);
- save_base_legacy(task, task->thread.fsindex, FS);
- save_base_legacy(task, task->thread.gsindex, GS);
+ if (static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_FSGSBASE)) {
+ /*
+ * If FSGSBASE is enabled, we can't make any useful guesses
+ * about the base, and user code expects us to save the current
+ * value. Fortunately, reading the base directly is efficient.
+ */
+ task->thread.fsbase = rdfsbase();
+ task->thread.gsbase = __rdgsbase_inactive();
+ } else {
+ save_base_legacy(task, task->thread.fsindex, FS);
+ save_base_legacy(task, task->thread.gsindex, GS);
+ }
}

/*
@@ -319,10 +329,22 @@ static __always_inline void load_seg_legacy(unsigned short prev_index,
static __always_inline void x86_fsgsbase_load(struct thread_struct *prev,
struct thread_struct *next)
{
- load_seg_legacy(prev->fsindex, prev->fsbase,
- next->fsindex, next->fsbase, FS);
- load_seg_legacy(prev->gsindex, prev->gsbase,
- next->gsindex, next->gsbase, GS);
+ if (static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_FSGSBASE)) {
+ /* Update the FS and GS selectors if they could have changed. */
+ if (unlikely(prev->fsindex || next->fsindex))
+ loadseg(FS, next->fsindex);
+ if (unlikely(prev->gsindex || next->gsindex))
+ loadseg(GS, next->gsindex);
+
+ /* Update the bases. */
+ wrfsbase(next->fsbase);
+ __wrgsbase_inactive(next->gsbase);
+ } else {
+ load_seg_legacy(prev->fsindex, prev->fsbase,
+ next->fsindex, next->fsbase, FS);
+ load_seg_legacy(prev->gsindex, prev->gsbase,
+ next->gsindex, next->gsbase, GS);
+ }
}

static unsigned long x86_fsgsbase_read_task(struct task_struct *task,
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