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Subject[PATCH 0/4] percpu: Optimize percpu accesses

This patchset provides the following:

* Generic: Percpu infrastructure to rebase the per cpu area to zero

This provides for the capability of accessing the percpu variables
using a local register instead of having to go through a table
on node 0 to find the cpu-specific offsets. It also would allow
atomic operations on percpu variables to reduce required locking.
Uses a new config var HAVE_ZERO_BASED_PER_CPU to indicate to the
generic code that the arch has this new basing.

* x86_64: Fold pda into per cpu area

Declare the pda as a per cpu variable. This will move the pda
area to an address accessible by the x86_64 per cpu macros.
Subtraction of __per_cpu_start will make the offset based from
the beginning of the per cpu area. Since %gs is pointing to the
pda, it will then also point to the per cpu variables and can be
accessed thusly:

%gs:[&per_cpu_xxxx - __per_cpu_start]

* x86_64: Rebase per cpu variables to zero

Take advantage of the zero-based per cpu area provided above.
Then we can directly use the x86_32 percpu operations. x86_32
offsets %fs by __per_cpu_start. x86_64 has %gs pointing directly
to the pda and the per cpu area thereby allowing access to the
pda with the x86_64 pda operations and access to the per cpu
variables using x86_32 percpu operations.

Based on linux-2.6.tip

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <>
Signed-off-by: Mike Travis <>


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