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Date:	Tue, 8 Jul 2008 10:29:18 +1000
From:	Rusty Russell <rusty@...tcorp.com.au>
To:	virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org
Cc:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@...p.org>,
	Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@...oo.com.au>,
	Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>,
	Xen devel <xen-devel@...ts.xensource.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>,
	Christoph Lameter <clameter@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Petr Tesarik <ptesarik@...e.cz>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Thomas Friebel <thomas.friebel@....com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 0/4] Paravirtual spinlocks

On Tuesday 08 July 2008 05:07:49 Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> At the most recent Xen Summit, Thomas Friebel presented a paper
> ("Preventing Guests from Spinning Around",
> http://xen.org/files/xensummitboston08/LHP.pdf) investigating the
> interactions between spinlocks and virtual machines.  Specifically, he
> looked at what happens when a lock-holding VCPU gets involuntarily
> preempted.

I find it interesting that gang scheduling the guest was not suggested as an 
obvious solution.

Anyway, concept looks fine; lguest's solution is more elegant of course :)

A little disappointing that you can't patch your version inline.

Cheers,
Rusty.
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