On 11/08/17 14:54, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 02:46:41PM +0200, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> Aah, okay. Now I understand the problem. The TLB isn't the issue but the
>> IPI is serving two purposes here: TLB flushing (which is allowed to
>> happen at any time) and serialization regarding access to critical pages
>> (which seems to be broken in the Xen case as you suggest).
> Indeed, and now hyper-v as well.
Is it possible to distinguish between non-critical calls of
flush_tlb_others() (which should be the majority IMHO) and critical ones
regarding above problem? I guess the only problem is the case when a
page table can be freed because its last valid entry is gone, right?
We might want to add a serialization flag to indicate flushing _and_
serialization via IPI should be performed.
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