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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] fix pgd_lock deadlock

On 02/22/2011 06:34 AM, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 02:22:53PM +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> If everyone's okay with putting a couple of "if (xen_pv_domain())"
>> into mm/fault.c - sure. I would have thought that this wouldn't be
>> liked, hence the suggestion to make this depend on seeing the
>> backlink be non-NULL.
> I prefer the if (xen_pv_domain) so it also gets optimized away
> at build time when CONFIG_XEN=n. I think it's also more self
> explanatory to read.

Eh, very not keen about that.  I'd only consider it as a last resort.

In practice CONFIG_XEN is always enabled in distros, so the conditional
would always be done at runtime.


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