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Date:   Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:15:56 +0100
From:   Vincenzo Frascino <>
To:     Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Huw Davies <>
Cc:     linux kernel <>,
        Andy Lutomirski <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] x86/vdso: Allow clock specific mult and shift values

Hi Thomas,

On 15/04/2019 10:51, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Apr 2019, Huw Davies wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 12:53:32PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>>> So it stays in the same cache line, but as we move the VDSO to generic
>>> code, the mask field needs to stay and this will make basetime[CLOCK_MONOTONIC] 
>>> overlap into the next cache line.
>> Thanks for the great review; this is a good point.
>>> See
>>> for an alternate solution to this problem, which avoids this and just gives
>>> CLOCK_MONOTONIC_RAW a separate storage space alltogether.
>> I can certainly do this for the x86 vdso.  Would that be useful or
>> should I wait for Vincenzo's work on the generic vdso first?
> Depends. If Vincenzo comes along with his new version soon, then you might
> get this for free :)
> Vincenzo, what's the state of your work?

I am mostly done with the development, the only thing missing is the integration
of the generic update_vsyscall. After this is complete, I will need to do some
testing and extract the performance numbers.

Considering that I will be on Easter holiday from this Wednesday till the end of
April, I think v6 will be ready around second week of May.

> Thanks,
> 	tglx


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