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[Xen-devel] Re: [patch 05/24] Xen-paravirt_ops: Add pagetable accessors to pack and unpack pagetable entries

On Wednesday 21 February 2007 21:52, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Add a set of accessors to pack, unpack and modify page table entries
> (at all levels).  This allows a paravirt implementation to control the
> contents of pgd/pmd/pte entries.  For example, Xen uses this to
> convert the (pseudo-)physical address into a machine address when
> populating a pagetable entry, and converting back to pphys address
> when an entry is read.

Do you have some lmbench numbers before/after this change? 
iirc at least fork and exit do a lot of pte accesses in various forms.
If it's measurable it might be needed to patch those for the native case.


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