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Re: [Xen-devel] GPU passthrough performance regression in >4GB vms due to XSA-60 changes

>>> On 19.05.14 at 16:20, <tomasz.wroblewski@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 05/19/2014 02:44 PM, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> I used plural for a reason - I'm afraid you would need to start out with
>> taking them all, and then possibly determine which ones to drop as
>> being unrelated to the issue at hand.
> Looks like a partial backport of your commit
> commit aa9114edd97b292cd89b3616e3f2089471fd2201
> Author: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
> Date:   Thu Apr 10 16:01:41 2014 +0200
>      x86/EPT: force re-evaluation of memory type as necessary
> is all that's necessary. Attaching it versus 4.3.2. I only left the 
> memory_type_change calls in MTRR related areas, since only this is 
> problematic for the particular issue. This is probably good enough for 
> us, thanks for the pointers! Do you think this one is a relatively safe 
> for the stable branches?

I'm rather reluctant to put in any half-baked stuff like this - in going
through the set of changes you certainly noticed that there are
quite a few more fixes, that all deal with similar problems. So the
partial (and amended) backport you provided is really of the sort
"my problem is fixed, let's ignore everything else"...

Independently of this - Tim, do you think this EPT misconfig stuff can
already be considered mature enough for backporting? It's been in a
little over a month, and considering that we're using formally
undefined behavior here, I'd rather view this as not yet a backport


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