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authorPaul Mackerras <paulus@ozlabs.org>2018-08-03 20:13:03 +1000
committerMichael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>2018-08-08 00:32:34 +1000
commita7c81ce398e2ad304f61d6167155f3ef65a96524 (patch)
tree5d871746b6cef948a8193a97550b92c4b0a3a8b8 /tools/testing/selftests/powerpc/copyloops
parentpowerpc/powermac: of_node_put() is not needed after iterator (diff)
powerpc/64: Make exception table clearer in __copy_tofrom_user_base
This aims to make the generation of exception table entries for the loads and stores in __copy_tofrom_user_base clearer and easier to verify. Instead of having a series of local labels on the loads and stores, with a series of corresponding labels later for the exception handlers, we now use macros to generate exception table entries at the point of each load and store that could potentially trap. We do this with the macros lex (load exception) and stex (store exception). These macros are used right before the load or store to which they apply. Some complexity is introduced by the fact that we have some more work to do after hitting an exception, because we need to calculate and return the number of bytes not copied. The code uses r3 as the current pointer into the destination buffer, that is, the address of the first byte of the destination that has not been modified. However, at various points in the copy loops, r3 can be 4, 8, 16 or 24 bytes behind that point. To express this offset in an understandable way, we define a symbol r3_offset which is updated at various points so that it equal to the difference between the address of the first unmodified byte of the destination and the value in r3. (In fact it only needs to be accurate at the point of each lex or stex macro invocation.) The rules for updating r3_offset are as follows: * It starts out at 0 * An addi r3,r3,N instruction decreases r3_offset by N * A store instruction (stb, sth, stw, std) to N(r3) increases r3_offset by the width of the store (1, 2, 4, 8) * A store with update instruction (stbu, sthu, stwu, stdu) to N(r3) sets r3_offset to the width of the store. There is some trickiness to the way that the lex and stex macros and the associated exception handlers work. I would have liked to use the current value of r3_offset in the name of the symbol used as the exception handler, as in ".Lld_exc_$(r3_offset)" and then have symbols .Lld_exc_0, .Lld_exc_8, .Lld_exc_16 etc. corresponding to the offsets that needed to be added to r3. However, I couldn't see a way to do that with gas. Instead, the exception handler address is .Lld_exc - r3_offset or .Lst_exc - r3_offset, that is, the distance ahead of .Lld_exc/.Lst_exc that we start executing is equal to the amount that we need to add to r3. This works because r3_offset is always a small multiple of 4, and our instructions are 4 bytes long. This means that before .Lld_exc and .Lst_exc, we have a sequence of instructions that increments r3 by 4, 8, 16 or 24 depending on where we start. The sequence increments r3 by 4 per instruction (on average). We also replace the exception table for the 4k copy loop by a macro per load or store. These loads and stores all use exactly the same exception handler, which simply resets the argument registers r3, r4 and r5 to there original values and re-does the whole copy using the slower loop. Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@ozlabs.org> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
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