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SubjectRe: [PATCH 37/74] lto, KVM: Don't assume asm statements end up in the same assembler file
> The reason we use a local label is so that we the function isn't split
> into two from the profiler's point of view. See cd2276a795b013d1.

Hmm that commit message is not very enlightening.

The goal was to force a compiler error?

With LTO there is no way to force two functions be in the same assembler
file. The partitioner is always allowed to split.

>
> One way to fix this is to have a .data variable initialized to point to
> .Lkvm_vmx_return (this can be done from the same asm statement in
> vmx_vcpu_run), and reference that variable in
> vmx_set_constant_host_state(). If no one comes up with a better idea,
> I'll write a patch doing this.

I'm not clear how that is better than my patch.

-andi

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