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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC 2/2] x86, vdso, pvclock: Simplify and speed up the vdso pvclock reader

On 05/01/2015 23:48, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
>>> > > But there is no guarantee that vCPU-N has updated its pvti when
>>> > > vCPU-M resumes guest instruction execution.
>> > 
>> > Still confused.  So we can freeze all vCPUs in the host, then update
>> > pvti 1, then resume vCPU 1, then update pvti 0?  In that case, we have
>> > a problem, because vCPU 1 can observe pvti 0 mid-update, and KVM
>> > doesn't increment the version pre-update, and we can return completely
>> > bogus results.
> Yes.

But then the getcpu test would fail (1->0).  Even if you have an ABA
situation (1->0->1), it's okay because the pvti that is fetched is the
one returned by the first getcpu.


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