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Subjectwasting time on page fault
Hi.

arch/i386/kernel/entry.S
xchgl %eax, ORIG_EAX(%esp) # orig_eax (get the error code. )
movl %esp,%edx
xchgl %ecx, ES(%esp) # get the address and save es.
pushl %eax # push the error code

xchg with memory operand has implicit lock prefix and is slooooooow. It is
really bad idea to have it in page fault handler.

Mikulas

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