[12/22] x86/fpu: Only write PKRU if it is different from current
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Message ID 20190109114744.10936-13-bigeasy@linutronix.de
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  • [v6] x86: load FPU registers on return to userland
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Sebastian Andrzej Siewior Jan. 9, 2019, 11:47 a.m. UTC
Dave Hansen says that the `wrpkru' is more expensive than `rdpkru'. It
has a higher cycle cost and it's also practically a (light) speculation
barrier.

As an optimisation read the current PKRU value and only write the new
one if it is different.

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>
---
 arch/x86/include/asm/special_insns.h | 13 ++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/special_insns.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/special_insns.h
index 43c029cdc3fe8..c2ccf71b22dd6 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/special_insns.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/special_insns.h
@@ -107,7 +107,7 @@  static inline u32 __read_pkru(void)
 	return pkru;
 }
 
-static inline void __write_pkru(u32 pkru)
+static inline void __write_pkru_insn(u32 pkru)
 {
 	u32 ecx = 0, edx = 0;
 
@@ -118,6 +118,17 @@  static inline void __write_pkru(u32 pkru)
 	asm volatile(".byte 0x0f,0x01,0xef\n\t"
 		     : : "a" (pkru), "c"(ecx), "d"(edx));
 }
+
+static inline void __write_pkru(u32 pkru)
+{
+	/*
+	 * Writting PKRU is expensive. Only write the PKRU value if it is
+	 * different from the current one.
+	 */
+	if (pkru == __read_pkru())
+		return;
+	__write_pkru_insn(pkru);
+}
 #else
 static inline u32 __read_pkru(void)
 {