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SubjectRe: [patch 0/8] Immediate Values

On Sun, 2007-08-12 at 11:07 -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Here is the latest version of immediate values. It applies on 2.6.23-rc2-mm2 in
> this order:

I have a concern; you seem to be patching potentially "live" code....

there are basically two options
1) you run the risk of triple faulting (patching an instruction while
some other core/cpu may be decoding it may cause a triple fault)
2) you do an IPI to all other cpus and prevent them from executing any
code except a small loop during the patching... this is expensive.

To be honest, neither sound very attractive to me ;(

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