[RFC PATCH v3 08/12] lib: vdso: allow arches to provide vdso data pointer

Thomas Gleixner tglx at linutronix.de
Thu Jan 16 02:35:17 PST 2020

Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy at c-s.fr> writes:
> Le 15/01/2020 à 07:15, Christophe Leroy a écrit :
>  From your point of view, what should I do:
> A/ __arch_get_vdso_data() handled entirely at arch level and arches 
> handing over the vdso data pointer to generic C VDSO functions all the 
> time (as in my v2 series) ?

No. That's again moving the same code to all architectures.

> B/ Data pointer being handed over all the way up for arches wanting to 
> do so, no changes at all for others (as in my v3 series) ?

Too much ifdeffery

> C/ __arch_get_vdso_data() being called at the outermost generic level 
> for arches not interested in handling data pointer from the caller (as 
> suggested by Thomas) ?
> Andy, with A/ you were concerned about arches being able to do PC 
> related accesses. Would it be an issue for C/ as well ? If not, I guess 
> C/ would be cleaner than B/ allthought not as clean as A which doesn't 
> add any #ifdefery at all.

You can avoid ifdeffery with C if you do:

static __maybe_unused int
__cvdso_data_clock_gettime(clockid_t clock, struct __kernel_timespec *ts,
                           const struct vdso_data *vd)

static __maybe_unused int
__cvdso_clock_gettime(clockid_t clock, struct __kernel_timespec *ts)
        const struct vdso_data *vd = __arch_get_vdso_data();

        return __cvdso_data_clock_gettime(clock, ts, vd);

and then use __cvdso_data_clock_gettime on PPC and let the other archs



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