Commit 1baa82f4 authored by Peter Crosthwaite's avatar Peter Crosthwaite Committed by Will Deacon

arm64: Implement cpu_relax as yield

ARM64 has the yield nop hint which has the intended semantics of
cpu_relax. Implement.

The immediate application is ARM CPU emulators. An emulator can take
advantage of the yield hint to de-prioritise an emulated CPU in favor
of other emulation tasks. QEMU A64 SMP emulation has yield awareness,
and sees a significant boot time performance increase with this change.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Crosthwaite <>
Acked-by: default avatarWill Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarWill Deacon <>
parent 06e5801b
......@@ -127,7 +127,11 @@ extern void release_thread(struct task_struct *);
unsigned long get_wchan(struct task_struct *p);
#define cpu_relax() barrier()
static inline void cpu_relax(void)
asm volatile("yield" ::: "memory");
#define cpu_relax_lowlatency() cpu_relax()
/* Thread switching */
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