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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/2] Support consistent reads of mapped vcpu_runstate_info

Hi Juergen,

On 20/05/16 14:22, Juergen Gross wrote:
A guest mapping vcpu_runstate_info into its memory can't read this
information from another cpu but the one the data is referring to.
Reason is there is no reliable way for the guest to detect a concurrent
data update by the hypervisor.

This patch series adds an update flag to the mapped data which can be
used by the guest to detect an update is occurring. As this flag is
modifying the current interface it has to be activated by using a
vm_assist hypercall, which in turn has to be made available for ARM.

Runtime tested on x86 with a modified Linux kernel using the new
Compile tested only for ARM.

I would like to give a go on ARM. Who it be possible to provide the patch for Linux and how to test it?


Julien Grall

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