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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] mm/x86: Patch out arch_flush_lazy_mmu_mode() when running on bare metal

On 02/28/2013 04:05 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 12:37:20AM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 05:55:49PM -0500, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>>> Invoking arch_flush_lazy_mmu_mode() results in calls to
>>> preempt_enable()/disable() which may have performance impact.
>>> Since lazy MMU is not used on bare metal we can patch away
>>> arch_flush_lazy_mmu_mode() so that it is never called in such
>>> environment.
>>> Signed-off-by: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Looks straight-forward enough to me.
>> Acked-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxx>
> I'll try to get someone to test this tomorrow.

Sounds good.

I'd like look at this after the merge window close.  I'm kind of
bothered about having a choice with an oops on PV, a performance
regression on native, or putting a pretty complex patch in as a fix, but
since we'll be right after -rc1 it is probably reasonable to pick the
last option.


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