Commit 982d007a authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds Committed by Ingo Molnar

x86: Optimize cmpxchg64() at build-time some more

Try to avoid the 'alternates()' code when we can statically
determine that cmpxchg8b is fine. We already have that
CONFIG_x86_CMPXCHG64 (enabled by PAE support), and we could easily
also enable it for some of the CPU cases.

Note, this patch only adds CMPXCHG8B for the obvious Intel CPU's,
not for others. (There was something really messy about cmpxchg8b
and clone CPU's, so if you enable it on other CPUs later, do it

If we avoid that asm-alternative thing when we can assume the
instruction exists, we'll generate less support crud, and we'll
avoid the whole issue with that extra 'nop' for padding instruction
sizes etc.

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Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <>
parent 84d88d5d
......@@ -400,7 +400,7 @@ config X86_TSC
config X86_CMPXCHG64
def_bool y
depends on X86_PAE || X86_64
depends on X86_PAE || X86_64 || MCORE2 || MPENTIUM4 || MPENTIUMM || MPENTIUMIII || MPENTIUMII || M686 || MATOM
# this should be set for all -march=.. options where the compiler
# generates cmov.
......@@ -412,6 +412,7 @@ config X86_MINIMUM_CPU_FAMILY
default "64" if X86_64
default "6" if X86_32 && X86_P6_NOP
default "5" if X86_32 && X86_CMPXCHG64
default "4" if X86_32 && (X86_XADD || X86_CMPXCHG || X86_BSWAP || X86_WP_WORKS_OK)
default "3"
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