Commit 42c059e0 authored by Chuck Ebbert's avatar Chuck Ebbert Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] i386 spinlocks: disable interrupts only if we enabled them

_raw_spin_lock_flags() is entered with interrupts disabled.  If it cannot
obtain a spinlock, it checks the flags that were passed and re-enables
interrupts before spinning if that's how the flags are set.  When the
spinlock might be available, it disables interrupts (even if they are
already disabled) before trying to get the lock.  Change that so interrupts
are only disabled if they have been enabled.  This costs nine bytes of
duplicated spinloop code.

Fastpath before patch:
        jle <keep looping>      not-taken conditional jump
        cli                     disable interrupts
        jmp <try for lock>      unconditional jump

Fastpath after patch, if interrupts were not enabled:
        jg <try for lock>       taken conditional branch
Signed-off-by: default avatarChuck Ebbert <>
Acked-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 7c5c1e42
......@@ -35,18 +35,23 @@
#define __raw_spin_lock_string_flags \
"\n1:\t" \
"lock ; decb %0\n\t" \
"jns 4f\n\t" \
"jns 5f\n" \
"2:\t" \
"testl $0x200, %1\n\t" \
"jz 3f\n\t" \
"sti\n\t" \
"jz 4f\n\t" \
"sti\n" \
"3:\t" \
"rep;nop\n\t" \
"cmpb $0, %0\n\t" \
"jle 3b\n\t" \
"cli\n\t" \
"jmp 1b\n" \
"4:\t" \
"rep;nop\n\t" \
"cmpb $0, %0\n\t" \
"jg 1b\n\t" \
"jmp 4b\n" \
#define __raw_spin_lock_string_up \
"\n\tdecb %0"
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