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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Refactor hypercall infrastructure
On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 13:53 -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Anthony Liguori wrote:
> > This patch refactors the current hypercall infrastructure to better support live
> > migration and SMP. It eliminates the hypercall page by trapping the UD
> > exception that would occur if you used the wrong hypercall instruction for the
> > underlying architecture and replacing it with the right one lazily.
> >
> I guess it would be pretty rude/unlikely for these opcodes to get reused
> in other implementations... But couldn't you make the page trap
> instead, rather than relying on an instruction fault?

That's a pain for inline hypercalls tho. I was planning on moving
lguest to this model (which is interesting, because AFAICT this insn
will cause a #UD or #GP depending on whether VT is supported on this box
so I have to look for both).


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