Re: [PATCH] paravirt.h

From: Zachary Amsden
Date: Tue Aug 22 2006 - 15:41:24 EST

Arjan van de Ven wrote:
That is a really nasty problem. You need a synchronization primitive which guarantees a flat stack, so you can't do it in the interrupt handler as I have tried to do. I'll bang my head on it awhile. In the meantime, were there ever any solutions to the syscall patching problem that might lend me a clue as to what to do (or not to do, or impossible?).

yes we just disallowed it :)

Ok, I just took a cold shower. Actually, this problem is much easier to solve for paravirt-ops, since they are short lived operations and don't block. For syscall, it is much, much harder, since you have syscalls that can block forever, so you can't guarantee you'll exit all instances of the syscall you want to patch.

I think the paravirt-ops one is doable with exports already provided by Linux.

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