Re: [PATCH v2] powerpc: slightly improve cache helpers
From: Nathan Chancellor
Date: Tue Jul 09 2019 - 02:49:58 EST
On Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 07:04:43AM +0200, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> Le 08/07/2019 à 21:14, Nathan Chancellor a écrit :
> > On Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 11:19:30AM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2019-05-10 at 09:24:48 UTC, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> > > > Cache instructions (dcbz, dcbi, dcbf and dcbst) take two registers
> > > > that are summed to obtain the target address. Using 'Z' constraint
> > > > and '%y0' argument gives GCC the opportunity to use both registers
> > > > instead of only one with the second being forced to 0.
> > > >
> > > > Suggested-by: Segher Boessenkool <segher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@xxxxxx>
> > >
> > > Applied to powerpc next, thanks.
> > >
> > > https://git.kernel.org/powerpc/c/6c5875843b87c3adea2beade9d1b8b3d4523900a
> > >
> > > cheers
> > This patch causes a regression with clang:
> Is that a Clang bug ?
No idea, it happens with clang-8 and clang-9 though (pretty sure there
were fixes for PowerPC in clang-8 so something before it probably won't
work but I haven't tried).
> Do you have a disassembly of the code both with and without this patch in
> order to compare ?
I can give you whatever disassembly you want (or I can upload the raw
files if that is easier).
> Segher, any idea ?
> > https://travis-ci.com/ClangBuiltLinux/continuous-integration/jobs/213944668
> > I've attached my local bisect/build log.
> > Cheers,
> > Nathan