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

> Possibly not, but I'd like to be able to say with confidence that
> running a PARAVIRT kernel on bare hardware has no performance loss
> compared to running a !PARAVIRT kernel.  There's the case of small
> instruction sequences which have been replaced with calls (such as
> sti/cli/push;popf/etc), 

My guess is that most critical pushf/popf are in spin_lock_irqsave(). It would 
be possible to special case that one -- inline it -- and use out of line
versions for all the others.


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