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Date:   Wed, 16 Dec 2020 18:58:28 +0100
From:   Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:     Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...hat.com>
Cc:     Jürgen Groß <jgross@...e.com>,
        xen-devel@...ts.xenproject.org, x86@...nel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
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        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@...cle.com>,
        Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@...nel.org>,
        Deep Shah <sdeep@...are.com>,
        "VMware, Inc." <pv-drivers@...are.com>,
        "K. Y. Srinivasan" <kys@...rosoft.com>,
        Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@...rosoft.com>,
        Stephen Hemminger <sthemmin@...rosoft.com>,
        Wei Liu <wei.liu@...nel.org>,
        Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
        Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@...el.com>,
        Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@...hat.com>,
        Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@...cent.com>,
        Jim Mattson <jmattson@...gle.com>,
        Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.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 00/12] x86: major paravirt cleanup

On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 10:56:05AM -0600, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 09:40:59AM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> > > Could we make it easier by caching the shared
> > > per-alt-group CFI state somewhere along the way?
> > 
> > Yes, but when I tried it grew the code required. Runtime costs would be
> > less, but I figured that since alternatives are typically few and small,
> > that wasn't a real consideration.
> 
> Aren't alternatives going to be everywhere now with paravirt using them?

What I meant was, they're either 2-3 wide and only a few instructions
long. Which greatly bounds the actual complexity of the algorithm,
however daft.

> > No real objection, I just didn't do it because 1) it works, and 2) even
> > moar lines.
> 
> I'm kind of surprised it would need moar lines.  Let me play around with
> it and maybe I'll come around ;-)

Please do, it could be getting all the niggly bits right exhausted my
brain enough to miss the obvious ;-)

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