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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 00/11] Alternate p2m: support multiple copies of host p2m

On 01/16/2015 02:43 AM, Tamas K Lengyel wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 6:31 PM, Ed White <edmund.h.white@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 01/15/2015 02:39 AM, Tamas K Lengyel wrote:
>>>> There are ways of avoiding the
>>>> single-step too, although I don't think that falls within the scope
>>>> of this conversation.
>>>> Ed
>>> I would be very interested in knowing how we can avoid the singlestep
>>> phase. Are you envisioning using this with a split-TLB? IMHO this is a
>>> pretty critical component of effectively using the new feature so
>>> should be within scope of this discussion.
>> It's an optimization certainly, but it's not required, and it's not
>> a technique we have placed in the public domain. You could try talking
>> to us under NDA or figure it out for yourself, but I can't detail
>> it here.
>> Ed
> That's unfortunate. I would have been happy to extend the xen-access
> test tool to exercise this feature but contributing code that is known
> to be sub-optimal from the beginning just doesn't feel right.

If you don't feel it's worth improving the existing solution unless
you can make it perfect, that's your decision. I don't get to decide
what Intel makes public and what it doesn't.


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