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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] x86 fixes for 3.3 impacting distros (v1).

Odd... given that that is the NOP recommended by AMD.

Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On Fri, 2012-02-10 at 10:34 -0500, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>>    66 66 66 90               data32 data32 xchg %ax,%ax
>> [the 66 66 .. is 'nop']. Looks good right? Well, it does work very
>well on Intel
>> (used an i3 2100), but on AMD A8-3850 it hits a performance wall -
>that I found out
>> is a result of CONFIG_FUNCTION_TRACER (too many nops??) being
>compiled in (but the tracer
>> is set to the default 'nop'). If I disable that specific config
>option the numbers
>> are the same as the baseline (with CONFIG_FUNCTION_TRACER disabled)
>on the AMD box.
>> Interestingly enough I only see these on AMD machines - not on the
>Intel ones.
>All paravirt ops should be labeled with "notrace" so that function
>tracer does not trace those functions. Have you annotated your new
>paravirt ops with notrace?
>-- Steve

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