Re: [tip:core/locking] x86/smp: Move waiting on contended ticketlock out of line

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed Feb 13 2013 - 20:58:08 EST

On 02/13/2013 05:31 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 4:54 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It does for the callee, but only on a whole-file basis. It would be a
>> lot nicer if we could do it with function attributes.
> A way to just set the callee-clobbered list on a per-function basis
> would be lovely. Gcc has limited support for this on some
> architectures, where you can specify "save every register for this
> function" in order to do things like interrupt handlers etc without
> even resorting to asm. But there is no generic (or even just x86)
> support for anything like it :-(
> There are other calling-convention attributes that make me suspect gcc
> could easily do this (it already supports per-function ABI
> specification, so presumably it already has some concept of
> callee-saved registers being different for different attributes), but
> from my reading you currently have to generate asm wrappers by hand
> (and call them by hand with inline asm) if you want to do something
> like this.

I just filed a gcc bugzilla on this:


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