Re: [RFC PATCH 2/2] thread_local_abi: wire up ARM system call

From: Mathieu Desnoyers
Date: Thu Dec 10 2015 - 12:00:12 EST

----- On Dec 10, 2015, at 11:27 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 10:39:50AM -0500, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
>> Wire up the thread local ABI on ARM32. Call the
>> getcpu_cache_handle_notify_resume() function on return to userspace if
>> TIF_NOTIFY_RESUME thread flag is set.
>> This provides a way to implement a sched_getcpu() on ARM without
>> requiring to perform a system call on the fast path.
>> [ Untested. ]
> Why are you sending this _to_ Thomas? Shouldn't you be sending it to me
> as the arch maintainer?

Thomas showed interest in trying it out on ARM, which is why I'm
sending this RFC patch "To" him. Of course, I plan to send it
to you if it goes beyond RFC stage.

>> diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/unistd.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/unistd.h
>> index 7b84657..ef55382 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm/include/asm/unistd.h
>> +++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/unistd.h
>> @@ -19,7 +19,7 @@
>> * This may need to be greater than __NR_last_syscall+1 in order to
>> * account for the padding in the syscall table
>> */
>> -#define __NR_syscalls (392)
>> +#define __NR_syscalls (393)
> That will cause a build error. Please leave this alone until we get to
> syscall 392, where upon it will need to be incremented by four.

Oops, right. Will do.

> Also, I tend to wait until after -rc1 before adding any syscalls, when
> all the new syscalls are obvious and known - this avoids ending up with
> two different trees having allocated the same syscall number (which is
> why arch maintainers should be the only people who are responsible for
> merging updates to their arch's syscall numbering.)

Sounds good. Anyway please wait until I send a non-RFC patch before
doing so.



> Sure, if multiple different people end up merging patches via different
> routes, the conflicts can be resolved when those different routes come
> together, but what happens if someone adds the syscall number that they
> thought they had to (eg) glibc, and then have to change it later because
> come -rc1 it ends up being different...
> I'd much rather that all patches to unistd.h are only mergable via the
> respective arch maintainers to keep the numbering sane.
> (I personally want to follow x86's syscall numbering order as much as
> possible.)
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Mathieu Desnoyers
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