On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 11:24:07AM +0200, Juergen Gross wrote:
> On 09/08/17 11:16, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 10:49:43AM +0200, Juergen Gross wrote:
> >>> ALTERNATIVE "pushfq; popq %rax", "callq *pv_irq_ops.save_fl",
> >>> X86_FEATURE_GODDAMN_PV_IRQ_OPS
> >> You are aware that at least some of the Xen irq pvops functionality is
> >> patched inline? Your modification would slow down pv guests quite a
> >> bit, I guess.
> > Where does that live? I know of the inline patching for native, but
> > didn't know the guests did any of that too.
> See arch/x86/xen/enlighten_pv.c xen_patch().
'obvious' name that :-) I see that the actual code that's patched in
lives in xen-asm.S which unlike the native case doesn't appear to have
its own section. So that might make things even more difficult.