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Re: [Xen-devel] arm64: opportunity for (micro) optimisation in set_bit et al?

Hi Ian,

On Wed, Jun 05, 2013 at 10:36:21AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> I was "borrowing" the arm64 Linux bitops for use in Xen and Tim Deegan
> wondered about the use of eor in:
>        and     x3, x0, #63             // Get bit offset
>        eor     x0, x0, x3              // Clear low bits
>        mov     x2, #1
>        add     x1, x1, x0, lsr #3      // Get word offset

BTW, the latest kernel uses W registers (32-bit here since the function
prototype has an 'int' and the compiler does not guarantee that the top
32-bit are 0.

> That eor has a dependency on the previous and instruction which could be
> avoided using a bic or a lsr #5 followed by lsl #2 instead of the lsr #3
> on the add (this is what arm32 does).

Any of these would do (I haven't tried, bic #imm is an alias for and).
I'll check with the hardware guys whether it makes any difference but it
is a harmless change anyway.



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