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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 01/12] x86: infrastructure to allow converting certain indirect calls to direct ones

On Tue, Oct 02, 2018 at 04:12:08AM -0600, Jan Beulich wrote:
> In a number of cases the targets of indirect calls get determined once
> at boot time. In such cases we can replace those calls with direct ones
> via our alternative instruction patching mechanism.
> Some of the targets (in particular the hvm_funcs ones) get established
> only in pre-SMP initcalls, making necessary a second passs through the
> alternative patching code. Therefore some adjustments beyond the
> recognition of the new special pattern are necessary there.
> Note that patching such sites more than once is not supported (and the
> supplied macros also don't provide any means to do so).
> Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
> ---
> v4: Extend / adjust comments.

Thanks, this makes it much easier to reason about the code.

I know there are comments about a macro, but they don't really affect
the meat of this patch, so whether the macro is split out to a
prerequisite patch or not:

Reviewed-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>

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