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From: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
To: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	Richard Mortimer <richm@oldelvet.org.uk>,
	ben@decadent.org.uk, sparclinux@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Subject: [patch 3/3] tracepoints: use __u64_aligned/U64_ALIGN()
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:36:33 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20110121203643.046218322@efficios.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20110121203630.725922272@efficios.com>

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commit 7e066fb870fcd1025ec3ba7bbde5d541094f4ce1 added the aligned(32) type and
variable attribute to the tracepoint structures to deal with gcc happily
aligning statically defined structures on 32-byte multiples.

Working on issues within Ftrace, we came up with __64_aligned, which deals with
this issue more elegantly by forcing an 8-byte alignment to both the type
declaration and variable definition.

This therefore saves space, bringing down the size of struct tracepoint from 64
bytes to 38 on 64-bit architectures.

Updating:
- The type attribute (for iteration over the struct tracepoint array)
- Added the variable attribute to the extern definition (needed to force gcc to
  consider this alignment for the following definition)
- The definition variable attribute (to force gcc to this specific alignment for
  the static definitions)
- The linker script (8-byte alignment can now replace the previous 32-byte
  alignment for the custom tracepoint section)

Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
CC: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
CC: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
CC: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
---
 include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h |    2 +-
 include/linux/tracepoint.h        |   12 ++++--------
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

Index: linux-2.6-lttng/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6-lttng.orig/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
+++ linux-2.6-lttng/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
@@ -168,7 +168,7 @@
 	CPU_KEEP(exit.data)						\
 	MEM_KEEP(init.data)						\
 	MEM_KEEP(exit.data)						\
-	. = ALIGN(32);							\
+	U64_ALIGN();							\
 	VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__start___tracepoints) = .;			\
 	*(__tracepoints)						\
 	VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__stop___tracepoints) = .;			\
Index: linux-2.6-lttng/include/linux/tracepoint.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6-lttng.orig/include/linux/tracepoint.h
+++ linux-2.6-lttng/include/linux/tracepoint.h
@@ -33,12 +33,7 @@ struct tracepoint {
 	void (*regfunc)(void);
 	void (*unregfunc)(void);
 	struct tracepoint_func *funcs;
-} __attribute__((aligned(32)));		/*
-					 * Aligned on 32 bytes because it is
-					 * globally visible and gcc happily
-					 * align these on the structure size.
-					 * Keep in sync with vmlinux.lds.h.
-					 */
+} __u64_aligned;
 
 /*
  * Connect a probe to a tracepoint.
@@ -143,7 +138,7 @@ static inline void tracepoint_update_pro
  * structure. Force alignment to the same alignment as the section start.
  */
 #define __DECLARE_TRACE(name, proto, args, data_proto, data_args)	\
-	extern struct tracepoint __tracepoint_##name;			\
+	extern struct tracepoint __u64_aligned __tracepoint_##name;	\
 	static inline void trace_##name(proto)				\
 	{								\
 		JUMP_LABEL(&__tracepoint_##name.state, do_trace);	\
@@ -174,7 +169,8 @@ do_trace:								\
 	static const char __tpstrtab_##name[]				\
 	__attribute__((section("__tracepoints_strings"))) = #name;	\
 	struct tracepoint __tracepoint_##name				\
-	__attribute__((section("__tracepoints"), aligned(32))) =	\
+	__u64_aligned							\
+	__attribute__((section("__tracepoints"))) =			\
 		{ __tpstrtab_##name, 0, reg, unreg, NULL }
 
 #define DEFINE_TRACE(name)						\


  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-01-21 20:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-01-21 20:36 [patch 0/3] Fix alignment of custom sections made from structures (v3) Mathieu Desnoyers
2011-01-21 20:36 ` [patch 1/3] introduce __u64_aligned and U64_ALIGN() for structure alignment in custom sections (v3) Mathieu Desnoyers
2011-01-22  0:05   ` David Miller
2011-01-22 17:11     ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2011-01-22 17:43       ` Steven Rostedt
2011-01-25 23:34         ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2011-01-26  0:25           ` Steven Rostedt
2011-01-26  7:12   ` [tip:perf/core] Introduce __u64_aligned and U64_ALIGN() for structure alignment in custom sections tip-bot for Mathieu Desnoyers
2011-01-21 20:36 ` [patch 2/3] tracing: fix sparc64 alignment crash with __u64_aligned/U64_ALIGN() Mathieu Desnoyers
2011-01-22  0:05   ` David Miller
2011-01-22 17:15     ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2011-01-26  7:13   ` [tip:perf/core] tracing: Fix " tip-bot for Mathieu Desnoyers
2011-01-21 20:36 ` Mathieu Desnoyers [this message]
2011-01-22  0:05   ` [patch 3/3] tracepoints: use __u64_aligned/U64_ALIGN() David Miller
2011-01-26  7:13   ` [tip:perf/core] tracepoints: Use __u64_aligned/U64_ALIGN() tip-bot for Mathieu Desnoyers
2011-01-26  4:04 [PATCH 0/3] [GIT PULL][v2.6.38] tracing: fix unaligned event arrays Steven Rostedt
2011-01-26  4:05 ` [PATCH 3/3] tracepoints: Use __u64_aligned/U64_ALIGN() Steven Rostedt
2011-01-27 18:19   ` Jiri Olsa
2011-01-27 18:22     ` Steven Rostedt
2011-01-27 19:09       ` Ingo Molnar
2011-01-27 19:11         ` Steven Rostedt

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