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Re: [Xen-devel] heavy P2M lock contention on guest HPET counter reads

>>> On 30.07.14 at 20:15, <andres@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Having said that, I don't know off the top of my head that is obviously
> correct to shortcut the p2m lookup for msix table and iommu. I think so,
> but...

All internal MMIO ranges are what you'd call "positively decoded" on
real hardware, i.e. they ought to supersede any other address
decoding rules anyway. Since they're also not associated with
possibly varying MFNs, the P2M lookup on them is simply pointless,
and short-circuiting them is imo at once making better guarantees
towards consistent behavior.


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