[PATCH v2 1/2] scripts: Add a recorduidiv program

Michal Marek mmarek at suse.com
Mon Nov 30 07:11:16 PST 2015

On 2015-11-26 00:47, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 01:51:03PM -0800, Stephen Boyd wrote:
>> The ARM compiler inserts calls to __aeabi_uidiv() and
>> __aeabi_idiv() when it needs to perform division on signed and
>> unsigned integers. If a processor has support for the udiv and
>> sdiv division instructions the calls to these support routines
>> can be replaced with those instructions. Therefore, record the
>> location of calls to these library functions into two sections
>> (one for udiv and one for sdiv) similar to how we trace calls to
>> mcount. When the kernel boots up it will check to see if the
>> processor supports the instructions and then patch the call sites
>> with the instruction.
> Do we have any resolution on these programs which modify the object
> files in-place, rather than breaking any hard-links which may be
> present (eg, as a result of using ccache in hard-link mode) ?

Good point, but I do not think anybody is using CCACHE_HARDLINK with the
kernel. As the manpage says, it is going to confuse make, so the time
saved by ccache would be offset by make trying to recompile all *.c
files each time.


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