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Date:   Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:07:58 +0100
From:   Jürgen Groß <jgross@...e.com>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc:     xen-devel@...ts.xenproject.org, x86@...nel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-hyperv@...r.kernel.org,
        virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
        luto@...nel.org, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        "K. Y. Srinivasan" <kys@...rosoft.com>,
        Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@...rosoft.com>,
        Stephen Hemminger <sthemmin@...rosoft.com>,
        Wei Liu <wei.liu@...nel.org>, Deep Shah <sdeep@...are.com>,
        "VMware, Inc." <pv-drivers@...are.com>,
        Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
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        Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@...hat.com>,
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        Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.org>,
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        Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@...nel.org>,
        Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@...aro.org>,
        Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@...hat.com>,
        Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@...aro.org>,
        Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@....com>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Ben Segall <bsegall@...gle.com>, Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>,
        Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <bristot@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 06/12] x86/paravirt: switch time pvops functions to use
 static_call()

On 20.11.20 13:01, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 12:46:24PM +0100, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> The time pvops functions are the only ones left which might be
>> used in 32-bit mode and which return a 64-bit value.
>>
>> Switch them to use the static_call() mechanism instead of pvops, as
>> this allows quite some simplification of the pvops implementation.
>>
>> Due to include hell this requires to split out the time interfaces
>> into a new header file.
> 
> There's also this patch floating around; just in case that would come in
> handy:
> 
>    https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20201110005609.40989-3-frederic@kernel.org
> 

Ah, yes. This would make life much easier.


Juergen

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