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From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk, mtk.manpages@gmail.com,
	shuah@kernel.org, linux-api@vger.kernel.org
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-man@vger.kernel.org, linux-kselftest@vger.kernel.org,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Subject: [PATCH 0/3] readfile(2): a new syscall to make open/read/close faster
Date: Sat,  4 Jul 2020 16:02:46 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200704140250.423345-1-gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> (raw)

Here is a tiny new syscall, readfile, that makes it simpler to read
small/medium sized files all in one shot, no need to do open/read/close.
This is especially helpful for tools that poke around in procfs or
sysfs, making a little bit of a less system load than before, especially
as syscall overheads go up over time due to various CPU bugs being
addressed.

There are 4 patches in this series, the first 3 are against the kernel
tree, adding the syscall logic, wiring up the syscall, and adding some
tests for it.

The last patch is agains the man-pages project, adding a tiny man page
to try to describe the new syscall.

Greg Kroah-Hartman (3):
  readfile: implement readfile syscall
  arch: wire up the readfile syscall
  selftests: add readfile(2) selftests

 arch/alpha/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl        |   1 +
 arch/arm/tools/syscall.tbl                    |   1 +
 arch/arm64/include/asm/unistd.h               |   2 +-
 arch/arm64/include/asm/unistd32.h             |   2 +
 arch/ia64/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl         |   1 +
 arch/m68k/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl         |   1 +
 arch/microblaze/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl   |   1 +
 arch/mips/kernel/syscalls/syscall_n32.tbl     |   1 +
 arch/mips/kernel/syscalls/syscall_n64.tbl     |   1 +
 arch/mips/kernel/syscalls/syscall_o32.tbl     |   1 +
 arch/parisc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl       |   1 +
 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl      |   1 +
 arch/s390/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl         |   1 +
 arch/sh/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl           |   1 +
 arch/sparc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl        |   1 +
 arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_32.tbl        |   1 +
 arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_64.tbl        |   1 +
 arch/xtensa/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl       |   1 +
 fs/open.c                                     |  50 +++
 include/linux/syscalls.h                      |   2 +
 include/uapi/asm-generic/unistd.h             |   4 +-
 tools/testing/selftests/Makefile              |   1 +
 tools/testing/selftests/readfile/.gitignore   |   3 +
 tools/testing/selftests/readfile/Makefile     |   7 +
 tools/testing/selftests/readfile/readfile.c   | 285 +++++++++++++++++
 .../selftests/readfile/readfile_speed.c       | 301 ++++++++++++++++++
 26 files changed, 671 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/readfile/.gitignore
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/readfile/Makefile
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/readfile/readfile.c
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/readfile/readfile_speed.c

-- 
2.27.0


             reply	other threads:[~2020-07-04 14:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 49+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-04 14:02 Greg Kroah-Hartman [this message]
2020-07-04 14:02 ` [PATCH 1/3] readfile: implement readfile syscall Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-04 18:35   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-07-04 19:14   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-04 19:41   ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-07-04 20:12     ` Al Viro
2020-07-04 20:16       ` Al Viro
2020-07-04 14:02 ` [PATCH 2/3] arch: wire up the " Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-04 18:36   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-07-04 14:02 ` [PATCH 3/3] selftests: add readfile(2) selftests Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-04 18:38   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-07-05  6:55     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-05 11:24       ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-07-05 11:36         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-05  1:41   ` Heinrich Schuchardt
2020-07-05  7:34     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-05  9:46       ` Heinrich Schuchardt
2020-07-04 14:02 ` [PATCH] readfile.2: new page describing readfile(2) Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-05  2:54   ` Heinrich Schuchardt
2020-07-04 19:30 ` [PATCH 0/3] readfile(2): a new syscall to make open/read/close faster Al Viro
2020-07-05 11:47   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-06 17:25 ` Dave Martin
2020-07-05  2:06 Jan Ziak
2020-07-05  2:16 ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-05  2:46   ` Jan Ziak
2020-07-05  3:12     ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-05  3:18       ` Jan Ziak
2020-07-05  3:27         ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-05  4:09           ` Jan Ziak
2020-07-05 11:58             ` Greg KH
2020-07-06  6:07               ` Jan Ziak
2020-07-06 11:11                 ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-06 11:18                 ` Greg KH
2020-07-05  8:07           ` Vito Caputo
2020-07-05 11:44             ` Greg KH
2020-07-05 20:34               ` Vito Caputo
2020-07-05  6:32     ` Andreas Dilger
2020-07-05  7:25       ` Jan Ziak
2020-07-05 12:00         ` Greg KH
2020-07-05 11:50 ` Greg KH
2020-07-14  6:51   ` Pavel Machek
2020-07-14  8:07     ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-07-14 11:34       ` Pavel Begunkov
2020-07-14 11:55         ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-07-15  8:31           ` Pavel Begunkov
2020-07-15  8:41             ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-07-15  8:49               ` Pavel Begunkov
2020-07-15  9:00                 ` Pavel Begunkov
2020-07-15 11:17                   ` Miklos Szeredi

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