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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:54:27 +0100
From:   Juergen Gross <jgross@...e.com>
To:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
Cc:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>,
        He Zhe <zhe.he@...driver.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] tracing/x86: Save CR2 before tracing irqsoff on
 error_entry

On 21/03/2019 19:18, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 11:05 AM Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net> wrote:
>>
>> In the long run, I think the right solution is to rewrite even more of
>> this mess in C.  We really ought to be able to put the IRQ flag
>> tracing and the context tracking into C code.
> 
> Tangentially about this long run thing - can we start discussing just
> dropping PV mode entirely in the long run? Or even not-so-long run?

As Andrew already said: the work is ongoing, but hard.

What I'm planning to do, however, is dropping 32-bit PV code from the
kernel not too far in the future. This is only a small step, but it is
a move in the right direction.


Juergen

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