On 09/08/17 11:35, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> 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",
>>>> 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.

I don't see why this couldn't be changed.


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