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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 2/2] x86/xen: allow privcmd hypercalls to be preempted

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:09:42AM +0000, David Vrabel wrote:
> On 10/12/14 23:51, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 3:34 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez
> > All that being said, this is IMO a bit gross.  You've added a bunch of
> > asm that's kind of like a parallel error_exit, and the error entry and
> > exit code is hairy enough that this scares me.  Can you do this mostly
> > in C instead?  This would look a nicer if it could be:
> I abandoned my initial attempt that looked like this because I thought
> it was gross too.
> >     call xen_evtchn_do_upcall
> >     popq %rsp
> >     decl PER_CPU_VAR(irq_count)
> > +  call xen_end_upcall
> >     jmp error_exit
> > 
> > Where xen_end_upcall would be witten in C, nokprobes and notrace (if
> > needed) and would check pt_regs and whatever else and just call
> > schedule if needed?
> Oh that's a good idea, thanks!

David, are you going to respin yourself with the goal to get this upstream?
If so I can move on with life on other matters.


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