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SubjectRe: [PATCH v13 8/9] Add 32 bit VDSO time support for 32 bit kernel
On Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 09:22:30PM -0800, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > +notrace static long vdso_fallback_gettime(long clock, struct timespec *ts)
> > +{
> > + long ret;
> > +
> > + asm(
> > + "push %%ebx \n"
> > + "mov %2,%%ebx \n"
> > + "call VDSO32_vsyscall \n"
> > + "pop %%ebx \n"
> > + : "=a" (ret)
> > + : "0" (__NR_clock_gettime), "d" (clock), "c" (ts)
> > + : "memory");
>
> The push/mov/pop could be just replaced with "b"?

Actually thinking about it more you likely did that to avoid errors
with -fPIC right? In this case you still need to supply correct dwarf2
unwind annotations.

Also this change is still needed:

> Also I if this calls syscall.S:__kernel_vsyscall it clobbers more registers
> (ecx at least?) and you need to describe that to gcc with a +
>
> Same in the other sys calls.
>
> > @@ -310,6 +311,11 @@ int arch_setup_additional_pages(struct linux_binprm *bprm, int uses_interp)
> > unsigned long addr;
> > int ret = 0;
> > bool compat;
> > + struct vm_area_struct *vma;
> > + extern char __vvar_page;
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_HPET_TIMER
> > + extern unsigned long hpet_address;
> > +#endif
>
> Put this into a header.
>
> > +++ b/arch/x86/vdso/vdso32/vclock_gettime.c
> > @@ -0,0 +1,16 @@
> > +#define BUILD_VDSO32
> > +
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
> > +
> > +#define _ASM_X86_PAGE_H
> > +
> > +#define __pa(x) 0
> > +#define __va(x) 0
> > +
> > +#undef CONFIG_ILLEGAL_POINTER_VALUE
> > +#define CONFIG_ILLEGAL_POINTER_VALUE 0
>
> This needs some comments.
>
> Why are the __pa/__va defines safe?
>
> The rest of the patchkit looks reasonable to me from a quick read.
> Much better than the first version.
>
> -Andi
>
> --
> ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only

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