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Date:	Wed, 5 Nov 2014 00:09:41 +0100
From:	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
To:	Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
Cc:	Jan Beulich <jbeulich@...e.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
	Sebastian Lackner <sebastian@...-team.de>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Chuck Ebbert <cebbert.lkml@...il.com>,
	Anish Bhatt <anish@...lsio.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	"linux-tip-commits@...r.kernel.org" 
	<linux-tip-commits@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [tip:x86/asm] sched/x86_64: Don't save flags on context switch

Didn't notice this part yesterday...

On 11/03, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>
> On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com> wrote:
> > On 11/03, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> >>
> >> On 11/03, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Also, what's with 'jmp exit_intr' at the end of retint_kernel?  Why
> >> > isn't that 'jmp retint_kernel'?
> >>
> >> Even better, why not "jmp retint_restore_args" ?
> >>
> >> preempt_schedule_irq() checks need_resched() and returns with irqs
> >> disabled, not need to to recheck test_preempt_need_resched() ?
>
> Seems reasonable to me.  Want to write the patch?

OK, will try to do tomorrow.

And it seems that we can do a bit more, although I need to recheck.


retint_kernel() no longer needs rcx == threadinfo, it doesn't check
TIF_NEED_RESCHED. This means we can shift/remove some GET_THREAD_INFO()'s
under retint_check.

Oleg.

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