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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen: Filter out MSR write events

On 04/11/16 22:18, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 07:41:54PM +0300, Razvan Cojocaru wrote:
>> This patch only allows introspection-related MSR write events to
>> be sent out, improving performance. Should additional events be
>> required, they can then simply be added to the list of
>> vmx_introspection_force_enabled_msrs[].
>> Signed-off-by: Razvan Cojocaru <rcojocaru@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Thought should there be some .. dynamic mechanism to update
> the MSR list? Or remove entries (or temporarily blacklist
> the built-one ins), etc?

While this should be enough for now (the introspection MSR list is very
small, and we're probably the only consumers), that's indeed the way for
the future, I think. We should have a set-like container of unique
elements that can grow and shrink and can be searched quickly, and add /
remove MSRs we're interested in there.

The CR write events bitmap approach clearly doesn't work, as there are
too many MSRs to be able to select them all with a bitmap in the future.


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