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Re: [PATCH] fix ia64 breakage with PHYSDEVOP_pirq_eoi_mfn (was Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 2/2] linux/x86: use shared page indicating the need for an EOI notification)

>>> Isaku Yamahata <yamahata@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 09.12.08 11:43 >>>
>You are the first person to pass the kernel symbol address
>to virt_to_machine() in arch independent code.
>Is there any necessity to allocate pirq_needs_eoi statically?
>(except it did before)

Perhaps not - avoiding the possible allocation failure (-> BUG()) and the
extra indirection were the main reasons I kept it allocated statically.

>If no, can we allocate the pages for them dynamically?
>Then the issue will go away.


>Introduce ptep_to_machine() or something like that?

Yes, if that name isn't ambiguous in some way.


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