[PATCH 14/32] x86/VDSO: Build VDSO with -ffunction-sections

From: Dmitry Safonov
Date: Tue Feb 05 2019 - 19:11:35 EST

As it has been discussed on timens RFC, adding a new conditional branch
`if (inside_time_ns)` on VDSO for all processes is undesirable.
It will add a penalty for everybody as branch predictor may mispredict
the jump. Also there are instruction cache lines wasted on cmp/jmp.

Those effects of introducing time namespace are very much unwanted
having in mind how much work have been spent on micro-optimisation
vdso code.

Addressing those problems, there are two versions of VDSO's .so:
for host tasks (without any penalty) and for processes inside of time
namespace with clk_to_ns() that subtracts offsets from host's time.

Unfortunately, to allow changing VDSO VMA on a running process,
the entry points to VDSO should have the same offsets (addresses).
That's needed as i.e. application that calls setns() may have already
resolved VDSO symbols in GOT/PLT.

Compile VDSO images with -ffunction-sections so that VDSO entries can be
aligned on the same addresses with linker script magic.
Put ia32 functions those are written in assembly into corresponding

Signed-off-by: Dmitry Safonov <dima@xxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/entry/vdso/Makefile | 2 +-
arch/x86/entry/vdso/vdso32/sigreturn.S | 2 ++
arch/x86/entry/vdso/vdso32/system_call.S | 2 +-
3 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/entry/vdso/Makefile b/arch/x86/entry/vdso/Makefile
index 2433ed9342fd..55ba81d4415c 100644
--- a/arch/x86/entry/vdso/Makefile
+++ b/arch/x86/entry/vdso/Makefile
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
# Building vDSO images for x86.

+KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(DISABLE_LTO) -ffunction-sections
diff --git a/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vdso32/sigreturn.S b/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vdso32/sigreturn.S
index c3233ee98a6b..b641ccf8d664 100644
--- a/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vdso32/sigreturn.S
+++ b/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vdso32/sigreturn.S
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
.globl __kernel_sigreturn
.type __kernel_sigreturn,@function
nop /* this guy is needed for .LSTARTFDEDLSI1 below (watch for HACK) */
+ .section .text.__kernel_sigreturn, "ax"
@@ -21,6 +22,7 @@ __kernel_sigreturn:
.size __kernel_sigreturn,.-.LSTART_sigreturn

+ .section .text.__kernel_rt_sigreturn, "ax"
.globl __kernel_rt_sigreturn
.type __kernel_rt_sigreturn,@function
diff --git a/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vdso32/system_call.S b/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vdso32/system_call.S
index 263d7433dea8..13ec05287f63 100644
--- a/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vdso32/system_call.S
+++ b/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vdso32/system_call.S
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@
#include <asm/cpufeatures.h>
#include <asm/alternative-asm.h>

- .text
+ .section .text.__kernel_vsyscall, "ax"
.globl __kernel_vsyscall
.type __kernel_vsyscall,@function