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Date:	Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:16:54 +0200
From:	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:	Waiman Long <waiman.long@...com>
Cc:	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
	x86@...nel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org,
	xen-devel@...ts.xenproject.org, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
	Paolo Bonzini <paolo.bonzini@...il.com>,
	Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@...cle.com>,
	Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@...cle.com>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Raghavendra K T <raghavendra.kt@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	David Vrabel <david.vrabel@...rix.com>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
	Gleb Natapov <gleb@...hat.com>,
	Scott J Norton <scott.norton@...com>,
	Chegu Vinod <chegu_vinod@...com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v11 14/16] pvqspinlock: Add qspinlock para-virtualization
 support

On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 04:48:41PM -0400, Waiman Long wrote:
> I don't have a good understanding of the kernel alternatives mechanism.

I didn't either; I do now, cost me a whole day reading up on
alternative/paravirt code patching.

See the patches I just send out; I got the 'native' case with paravirt
enabled to be one NOP worse than the native case without paravirt -- for
queue_spin_unlock.

The lock slowpath is several nops and some pointless movs more expensive.
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