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[Xen-devel] Re: [patch 13/26] Xen-paravirt_ops: Consistently wrap paravirt ops callsites to make them patchable

* Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Wrap a set of interesting paravirt_ops calls in a wrapper which makes 
> the callsites available for patching.  Unfortunately this is pretty 
> ugly because there's no way to get gcc to generate a function call, 
> but also wrap just the callsite itself with the necessary labels.
> This patch supports functions with 0-4 arguments, and either void or 
> returning a value.  64-bit arguments must be split into a pair of 
> 32-bit arguments (lower word first).  Small structures are returned in 
> registers.

ugh. This is beyond ugly! Why dont we just compile two images, one for 
Xen and one for native, do two passes to get those two images and 
'merge' them into a single vmlinuz (so that we still have a 'single' 
kernel unit to deal with on the distro side). This way we avoid all this 
crazy, limited, fragile patchery business...


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