Re: [RFC 10/12] x86, rwsem: simplify __down_write

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Fri Jun 03 2016 - 18:34:39 EST

On Fri, Jun 03, 2016 at 06:13:39PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> So I've been playing with this again because Jason's atomic_long_t
> patches made a mess of things.
> (similar findings for both ia64 and s390, suggesting killing all
> arch/*/include/asm/rwsem.h might actuyally be an option).

Blergh; so looking at more asm there's still a few tricks we cannot do.
So while overall size is down, some paths do end up more expensive. (It
typically boils down to creative use of condition flags, which is very
hard in C)
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