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Date:   Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:50:25 +0300
From:   Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>
To:     akpm@...ux-foundation.org
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH] exec: move struct linux_binprm::buf

struct linux_binprm::buf is the first field and it is exactly 128 bytes
in size. It means that on x86_64 all accesses to other fields will go
though [r64 + disp32] addressing mode which is 3 bytes bloatier than
[r64 + disp8] addressing mode. Given that accesses to other fields
outnumber accesses to ->buf, move it down.

Space savings (x86_64 defconfig):
more on distro configs because LSMs actively dereference "bprm"
but do not care about first 128 bytes of the executable itself.

add/remove: 0/0 grow/shrink: 0/24 up/down: 0/-492 (-492)
Function                                     old     new   delta
selinux_bprm_committing_creds                552     549      -3
finalize_exec                                 94      91      -3
__audit_log_bprm_fcaps                       283     280      -3
__audit_bprm                                  39      36      -3
perf_trace_sched_process_exec                347     341      -6
install_exec_creds                           105      99      -6
cap_bprm_set_creds.cold                       60      54      -6
would_dump                                   137     128      -9
load_script                                  637     628      -9
bprm_change_interp                            61      52      -9
trace_event_raw_event_sched_process_exec     260     250     -10
search_binary_handler                        255     240     -15
remove_arg_zero                              295     277     -18
free_bprm                                    119     101     -18
prepare_binprm                               379     360     -19
setup_new_exec                               336     315     -21
flush_old_exec                              1638    1617     -21
copy_strings.isra                            746     724     -22
setup_arg_pages                              559     530     -29
load_misc_binary                            1151    1118     -33
selinux_bprm_set_creds                       792     753     -39
load_elf_binary                            11111   11072     -39
cap_bprm_set_creds                          1496    1454     -42
__do_execve_file.isra                       2395    2286    -109

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>
---

 include/linux/binfmts.h |    3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/include/linux/binfmts.h
+++ b/include/linux/binfmts.h
@@ -15,7 +15,6 @@ struct filename;
  * This structure is used to hold the arguments that are used when loading binaries.
  */
 struct linux_binprm {
-	char buf[BINPRM_BUF_SIZE];
 #ifdef CONFIG_MMU
 	struct vm_area_struct *vma;
 	unsigned long vma_pages;
@@ -64,6 +63,8 @@ struct linux_binprm {
 	unsigned long loader, exec;
 
 	struct rlimit rlim_stack; /* Saved RLIMIT_STACK used during exec. */
+
+	char buf[BINPRM_BUF_SIZE];
 } __randomize_layout;
 
 #define BINPRM_FLAGS_ENFORCE_NONDUMP_BIT 0

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