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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: Skip apply SSBS call for non SSBS system
On Tue, Aug 04, 2020 at 07:44:42PM +0530, Gaurav Kohli wrote:
> In a system where no cpu's implement SSBS, for
> them no need to set pstate. This might help to save
> few cpu cycles during context switch.
>
> Signed-off-by: Gaurav Kohli <gkohli@codeaurora.org>
>
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c
> index 6089638..79f80f1 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c
> +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c
> @@ -477,6 +477,13 @@ static void ssbs_thread_switch(struct task_struct *next)
> struct pt_regs *regs = task_pt_regs(next);
>
> /*
> + * For Targets which don't have SSBS support, they
> + * can return from here.
> + */
> + if (!IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_ARM64_SSBD))
> + return;

Does this actually make a measurable difference?

Will

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