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* [PATCH] tweak LIST_POISON2 for better code generation on x86_64
@ 2019-05-13 19:15 Alexey Dobriyan
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From: Alexey Dobriyan @ 2019-05-13 19:15 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: akpm; +Cc: segoon, linux-kernel

list_del() poisoning can generate 2 64-bit immediate loads but it also
can generate one 64-bit immediate load and an addition:

	48 b8 00 01 00 00 00 00 ad de	movabs rax,0xdead000000000100
	48 89 47 58			mov    QWORD PTR [rdi+0x58],rax
	48 05 00 01 00 00   <=====>	add    rax,0x100
	48 89 47 60			mov    QWORD PTR [rdi+0x60],rax

However on x86_64 not all constants are equal: those within [-128, 127]
range can be added with shorter "add r64, imm32" instruction:

	48 b8 00 01 00 00 00 00 ad de	movabs rax,0xdead000000000100
	48 89 47 58			mov    QWORD PTR [rdi+0x58],rax
	48 83 c0 22	<======>	add    rax,0x22
	48 89 47 60			mov    QWORD PTR [rdi+0x60],rax

Patch saves 2 bytes per some LIST_POISON2 usage.

(Slightly disappointing) space savings on F29 x86_64 config:

	add/remove: 0/0 grow/shrink: 0/2164 up/down: 0/-5184 (-5184)
	Function                                     old     new   delta
	zstd_get_workspace                           548     546      -2
		...
	mlx4_delete_all_resources_for_slave         4826    4804     -22
	Total: Before=83304131, After=83298947, chg -0.01%

New constants are:

	0xdead000000000100
	0xdead000000000122

Note: LIST_POISON1 can't be changed to ...11 because something in page
allocator requires low bit unset.

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

 include/linux/poison.h |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/include/linux/poison.h
+++ b/include/linux/poison.h
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@
  * non-initialized list entries.
  */
 #define LIST_POISON1  ((void *) 0x100 + POISON_POINTER_DELTA)
-#define LIST_POISON2  ((void *) 0x200 + POISON_POINTER_DELTA)
+#define LIST_POISON2  ((void *) 0x122 + POISON_POINTER_DELTA)
 
 /********** include/linux/timer.h **********/
 /*

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