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From: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, rth@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] reduce large do_mount stack usage with noinlines
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 17:50:30 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <p73myqb2y09.fsf@bingen.suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080206152239.a2352d6d.akpm@linux-foundation.org> (Andrew Morton's message of "Wed\, 6 Feb 2008 15\:22\:39 -0800")

Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> writes:
>>   */
>> -static int do_change_type(struct nameidata *nd, int flag)
>> +static noinline int do_change_type(struct nameidata *nd, int flag)
>
> What we could do here is defined a new noinline_because_of_stack_suckiness
> and use that.  Reasons:
>
> - self-documenting, so we don't need to comment each site
>
> - can be made a no-op for suitable __GNUC__ values if gcc ever fixes this

In theory it should be already fixed; iirc Richard H. (cc'ed) added
code for this somewhere in 4.x. Don't quite remember which x, likely 
either 1 or 2.

e.g. if I do a quick test here on gcc 4.2 then it definitely
reuses stack slots between inlines. As you can see only ~100 bytes
are allocated, not ~200.

-Andi

% cat ts.c
static inline a(void)
{
	char x[100];
	extf(x);
}

static inline b(void)
{
	char y[100];
	extf(y);
}

f()
{
	a();
	b();		
}
% gcc -O2 -S ts.c
% cat ts.s
  ...
f:
.LFB4:
	pushq	%rbx
.LCFI0:
	xorl	%eax, %eax
	subq	$112, %rsp
.LCFI1:
	movq	%rsp, %rdi
	call	extf
	movq	%rsp, %rdi
	xorl	%eax, %eax
	call	extf
	addq	$112, %rsp
	popq	%rbx
	ret
...
%


  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-08 16:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-06 22:13 Eric Sandeen
2008-02-06 22:34 ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-06 22:54   ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-06 23:01     ` Eric Sandeen
2008-02-06 22:55   ` Eric Sandeen
2008-02-06 23:11   ` Eric Sandeen
2008-02-06 23:22     ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-06 23:34       ` Eric Sandeen
2008-02-06 23:46         ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-07 23:08       ` Eric Sandeen
2008-02-07 23:23         ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-07 23:26         ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-08 16:50       ` Andi Kleen [this message]
2008-02-08 16:54         ` Eric Sandeen
2008-02-08 17:23           ` Al Viro

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