[IA64] Reduce __clear_bit_unlock overhead

From: Christoph Lameter <clameter_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2007-10-19 13:38:02
On Fri, 19 Oct 2007, Nick Piggin wrote:

> I'm not sure, I had an idea it was relatively expensive on ia64,
> but I didn't really test with a good workload (a microbenchmark
> probably isn't that good because it won't generate too much out
> of order memory traffic that needs to be fenced).

Its expensive on IA64. Is it any less expensive on x86?

> > Where can I find your patchset? I looked through lkml but did not see it.
> 
> Infrastructure in -mm, starting at bitops-introduce-lock-ops.patch.
> bit_spin_lock-use-lock-bitops.patch and ia64-lock-bitops.patch are
> ones to look at.

ia64-lock-bitops.patch defines:

static __inline__ void
clear_bit_unlock (int nr, volatile void *addr)
{
       __u32 mask, old, new;
       volatile __u32 *m;
       CMPXCHG_BUGCHECK_DECL

       m = (volatile __u32 *) addr + (nr >> 5);
       mask = ~(1 << (nr & 31));
       do {
               CMPXCHG_BUGCHECK(m);
               old = *m;
               new = old & mask;
       } while (cmpxchg_rel(m, old, new) != old);
}

/**
 * __clear_bit_unlock - Non-atomically clear a bit with release
 *
 * This is like clear_bit_unlock, but the implementation may use a non-atomic
 * store (this one uses an atomic, however).
 */
#define __clear_bit_unlock clear_bit_unlock


A non atomic store is a misaligned store on IA64. That is not 
relevant here. The data is properly aligned. I guess it was intended to
refer to the cmpxchg.

How about this patch? [Works fine on IA64 simulator...]




IA64: Slim down __clear_bit_unlock

__clear_bit_unlock does not need to perform atomic operations on the variable.
Avoid a cmpxchg and simply do a store with release semantics. Add a barrier to
be safe that the compiler does not do funky things.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>

---
 include/asm-ia64/bitops.h |   12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

Index: linux-2.6.23-mm1/include/asm-ia64/bitops.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.23-mm1.orig/include/asm-ia64/bitops.h	2007-10-18 19:37:22.000000000 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.23-mm1/include/asm-ia64/bitops.h	2007-10-18 19:50:22.000000000 -0700
@@ -124,10 +124,21 @@ clear_bit_unlock (int nr, volatile void 
 /**
  * __clear_bit_unlock - Non-atomically clear a bit with release
  *
- * This is like clear_bit_unlock, but the implementation may use a non-atomic
- * store (this one uses an atomic, however).
+ * This is like clear_bit_unlock, but the implementation uses a store
+ * with release semantics. See also __raw_spin_unlock().
  */
-#define __clear_bit_unlock clear_bit_unlock
+static __inline__ void
+__clear_bit_unlock (int nr, volatile void *addr)
+{
+	__u32 mask, new;
+	volatile __u32 *m;
+
+	m = (volatile __u32 *) addr + (nr >> 5);
+	mask = ~(1 << (nr & 31));
+	new = *m & mask;
+	barrier();
+	asm volatile ("st4.rel.nta [%0] = %1\n\t" :: "r"(m), "r"(new));
+}
 
 /**
  * __clear_bit - Clears a bit in memory (non-atomic version)
-
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