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SubjectRe: [patch 1/2] x86_64 page fault NMI-safe
* Frederic Weisbecker (fweisbec@gmail.com) wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:54:19PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM, Frederic Weisbecker
> > <fweisbec@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > There is also the fact we need to handle the lost NMI, by defering its
> > > treatment or so. That adds even more complexity.
> >
> > I don't think your read my proposal very deeply. It already handles
> > them by taking a fault on the iret of the first one (that's why we
> > point to the stack frame - so that we can corrupt it and force a
> > fault).
>
>
> Ah right, I missed this part.

Hrm, Frederic, I hate to ask that but.. what are you doing with those percpu 8k
data structures exactly ? :)

Mathieu


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Mathieu Desnoyers
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EfficiOS Inc.
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