[tjr@FreeBSD.org: cvscommit:src/lib/libpthread/arch/amd64/amd 64 context.S]

David Xu davidxu at freebsd.org
Tue Jun 8 01:15:15 GMT 2004

Peter Wemm wrote:

> On Monday 07 June 2004 06:10 pm, David Xu wrote:
>>Is there any reason to use memory indirect jump ? did you
>>have benchmarked context switch speed before and after this commit ?
>>I won't use such indirect jump in speed sensitive case, it is
>>not CPU branch trace cache friendly, it is better to use
>>ret to match call in up level.
> Because the return address is already on the higher level stack frame, 
> and copying it (read/write/ret) is more awkward than the read+indirect 
> jump.  Unfortunately, we can't indirectly access the flags register.
I would like someone to test it:
tell me the result before and after this commit.

>>David Xu
>>Tim Robbins wrote:
>>>Anyone who has resorted to using libc_r instead of libpthread on
>>>amd64 should update their sources (ensuring they get context.S
>>>revision 1.6), rebuild and reinstall libpthread (or world), then
>>>give it another try. The bug I just fixed looks to have been
>>>responsible for the mysterious crashes I was seeing in
>>>Mozilla/Firefox, XMMS and GNOME.
>>>----- Forwarded message from "Tim J. Robbins" <tjr at FreeBSD.org>
>>>From: "Tim J. Robbins" <tjr at FreeBSD.org>
>>>Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 21:25:17 +0000 (UTC)
>>>To: src-committers at FreeBSD.org, cvs-src at FreeBSD.org,
>>>	cvs-all at FreeBSD.org
>>>Subject: cvs commit: src/lib/libpthread/arch/amd64/amd64 context.S
>>>X-FreeBSD-CVS-Branch: HEAD
>>>Precedence: bulk
>>>X-Loop: FreeBSD.ORG
>>>X-Bogosity: No, tests=bogofilter, spamicity=0.000000,
>>>tjr         2004-06-07 21:25:16 UTC
>>>  FreeBSD src repository
>>>  Modified files:
>>>    lib/libpthread/arch/amd64/amd64 context.S
>>>  Log:
>>>  Avoid clobbering the red zone when running on the new context's
>>>stack in _amd64_restore_context().
>>>  Revision  Changes    Path
>>>  1.6       +5 -0     
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