percpu: Introduce a read-mostly percpu API
Shaohua Li [Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:07:02 +0000 (11:07 +0800)]
Add a new readmostly percpu section and API.  This can be used to
avoid dirtying data lines which are generally not written to, which is
especially important for data which may be accessed by processors
other than the one for which the percpu area belongs to.

[ hpa: moved it *after* the page-aligned section, for obvious
  reasons. ]

Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@intel.com>
LKML-Reference: <1287544022.4571.7.camel@sli10-conroe.sh.intel.com>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>

include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
include/linux/percpu-defs.h

index 8a92a17..d7e7b21 100644 (file)
                                - LOAD_OFFSET) {                        \
                VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__per_cpu_start) = .;                    \
                *(.data..percpu..first)                                 \
+               . = ALIGN(PAGE_SIZE);                                   \
                *(.data..percpu..page_aligned)                          \
+               *(.data..percpu..readmostly)                            \
                *(.data..percpu)                                        \
                *(.data..percpu..shared_aligned)                        \
                VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__per_cpu_end) = .;                      \
                VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__per_cpu_load) = .;                     \
                VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__per_cpu_start) = .;                    \
                *(.data..percpu..first)                                 \
+               . = ALIGN(PAGE_SIZE);                                   \
+               *(.data..percpu..readmostly)                            \
                *(.data..percpu..page_aligned)                          \
                *(.data..percpu)                                        \
                *(.data..percpu..shared_aligned)                        \
index ce2dc65..27ef6b1 100644 (file)
        __aligned(PAGE_SIZE)
 
 /*
+ * Declaration/definition used for per-CPU variables that must be read mostly.
+ */
+#define DECLARE_PER_CPU_READ_MOSTLY(type, name)                        \
+       DECLARE_PER_CPU_SECTION(type, name, "..readmostly")
+
+#define DEFINE_PER_CPU_READ_MOSTLY(type, name)                         \
+       DEFINE_PER_CPU_SECTION(type, name, "..readmostly")
+
+/*
  * Intermodule exports for per-CPU variables.  sparse forgets about
  * address space across EXPORT_SYMBOL(), change EXPORT_SYMBOL() to
  * noop if __CHECKER__.