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SubjectRe: x86/paravirt: Use a single ops structure
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On 29/10/2018 13:58, Marc Dionne wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 2:37 PM Linux Kernel Mailing List
> <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org> wrote:
>>
>> Commit: 5c83511bdb9832c86be20fb86b783356e2f58062
>> Parent: 27876f3882fdd4acb3d3614a0133ecdc777fc292
>> Refname: refs/heads/master
>> Web: https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/c/5c83511bdb9832c86be20fb86b783356e2f58062
>> Author: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
>> AuthorDate: Tue Aug 28 09:40:19 2018 +0200
>> Committer: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>> CommitDate: Mon Sep 3 16:50:35 2018 +0200
>>
>> x86/paravirt: Use a single ops structure
>>
>> Instead of using six globally visible paravirt ops structures combine
>> them in a single structure, keeping the original structures as
>> sub-structures.
>>
>> This avoids the need to assemble struct paravirt_patch_template at
>> runtime on the stack each time apply_paravirt() is being called (i.e.
>> when loading a module).
>
> The above commit replaces pv_lock_ops, which was EXPORT_SYMBOL, with
> something that is part of pv_ops, which is EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL. When
> CONFIG_PARAVIRT_SPINLOCKS is set, this has the side effect of making
> spin_lock() unusable by out of tree modules, which will likely be an
> issue for many, if not most of them.

Thanks for noticing!

Sending a patch soon...


Juergen

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