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Release 4.12 include/linux/cnt32_to_63.h

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 *  Extend a 32-bit counter to 63 bits
 *  Author:     Nicolas Pitre
 *  Created:    December 3, 2006
 *  Copyright:  MontaVista Software, Inc.
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2
 * as published by the Free Software Foundation.

#ifndef __LINUX_CNT32_TO_63_H__

#define __LINUX_CNT32_TO_63_H__

#include <linux/compiler.h>
#include <linux/types.h>
#include <asm/byteorder.h>

/* this is used only to give gcc a clue about good code generation */

union cnt32_to_63 {
	struct {
#if defined(__LITTLE_ENDIAN)

u32 lo, hi;
#elif defined(__BIG_ENDIAN)
		u32 hi, lo;
u64 val;

 * cnt32_to_63 - Expand a 32-bit counter to a 63-bit counter
 * @cnt_lo: The low part of the counter
 * Many hardware clock counters are only 32 bits wide and therefore have
 * a relatively short period making wrap-arounds rather frequent.  This
 * is a problem when implementing sched_clock() for example, where a 64-bit
 * non-wrapping monotonic value is expected to be returned.
 * To overcome that limitation, let's extend a 32-bit counter to 63 bits
 * in a completely lock free fashion. Bits 0 to 31 of the clock are provided
 * by the hardware while bits 32 to 62 are stored in memory.  The top bit in
 * memory is used to synchronize with the hardware clock half-period.  When
 * the top bit of both counters (hardware and in memory) differ then the
 * memory is updated with a new value, incrementing it when the hardware
 * counter wraps around.
 * Because a word store in memory is atomic then the incremented value will
 * always be in synch with the top bit indicating to any potential concurrent
 * reader if the value in memory is up to date or not with regards to the
 * needed increment.  And any race in updating the value in memory is harmless
 * as the same value would simply be stored more than once.
 * The restrictions for the algorithm to work properly are:
 * 1) this code must be called at least once per each half period of the
 *    32-bit counter;
 * 2) this code must not be preempted for a duration longer than the
 *    32-bit counter half period minus the longest period between two
 *    calls to this code;
 * Those requirements ensure proper update to the state bit in memory.
 * This is usually not a problem in practice, but if it is then a kernel
 * timer should be scheduled to manage for this code to be executed often
 * enough.
 * And finally:
 * 3) the cnt_lo argument must be seen as a globally incrementing value,
 *    meaning that it should be a direct reference to the counter data which
 *    can be evaluated according to a specific ordering within the macro,
 *    and not the result of a previous evaluation stored in a variable.
 * For example, this is wrong:
 *      u32 partial = get_hw_count();
 *      u64 full = cnt32_to_63(partial);
 *      return full;
 * This is fine:
 *      u64 full = cnt32_to_63(get_hw_count());
 *      return full;
 * Note that the top bit (bit 63) in the returned value should be considered
 * as garbage.  It is not cleared here because callers are likely to use a
 * multiplier on the returned value which can get rid of the top bit
 * implicitly by making the multiplier even, therefore saving on a runtime
 * clear-bit instruction. Otherwise caller must remember to clear the top
 * bit explicitly.

#define cnt32_to_63(cnt_lo) \
({ \
        static u32 __m_cnt_hi; \
        union cnt32_to_63 __x; \
        __x.hi = __m_cnt_hi; \
        smp_rmb(); \
        __x.lo = (cnt_lo); \
        if (unlikely((s32)(__x.hi ^ __x.lo) < 0)) \
                __m_cnt_hi = __x.hi = (__x.hi ^ 0x80000000) + (__x.hi >> 31); \
        __x.val; \


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