On 10/04/2010 10:50 AM, Jason Baron wrote:
On Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 10:43:07AM -0700, David Daney wrote:
On 10/03/2010 11:15 AM, Rabin Vincent wrote:
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 11:40 PM, David Daney<email@example.com>
+void arch_jump_label_text_poke_early(jump_label_t addr)
+ union mips_instruction *insn_p =
+ (union mips_instruction *)(unsigned long)addr;
+ insn_p->word = 0; /* nop */
+ flush_icache_range((unsigned long)insn_p,
+ (unsigned long)insn_p + sizeof(*insn_p));
Can't this function be a no-op on MIPS? This seems to be
used on x86 to patch in the optimal nop instruction, but
on MIPS the optimal/only nop instruction should already
be in place at build time. Same thing for the SPARC
Yes, I think you are correct.
On MIPS the NOP is already optimal. I will respin the MIPS patch to
make arch_jump_label_text_poke_early() be empty.
davem wasn't CCed on the original message, so I added him. I would
defer to him on the SPARC version.
that's right, arch_jump_label_text_poke_early() can probably be a no-op
for most arches.
We can also look at adding an empty definition into the generic
header. So that arches don't have to provide an empty definition.
I just sent the patch that does that. It should be showing up in an
In-Box near you soon.