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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2] x86/domain_page: implement pure per-vCPU mapping infrastructure

On 21.02.2020 15:36, Wei Liu wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 02:31:08PM +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> On 21.02.2020 13:52, Xia, Hongyan wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2020-02-21 at 11:50 +0000, Wei Liu wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Feb 06, 2020 at 06:58:23PM +0000, Hongyan Xia wrote:
>>>>> +    if ( hashmfn != mfn && !vcache->refcnt[idx] )
>>>>> +        __clear_bit(idx, vcache->inuse);
>>>> Also, please flush the linear address here and the other __clear_bit
>>>> location.
>>> I flush when a new entry is taking a slot. Yeah, it's probably better
>>> to flush earlier whenever a slot is no longer in use.
>> Question is whether such individual flushes aren't actually
>> more overhead than a single flush covering all previously
>> torn down entries, done at suitable points (see the present
>> implementation).
> I asked to flush because I was paranoid about leaving stale entry after
> the slot is reclaimed. I think the address will be flushed when a new
> entry is inserted.
> So the question would be whether we care about leaving a stale entry in
> place until a new one is inserted.

Well, we apparently don't have an issue with such today, so
unless explicitly stated to the contrary I think any replacement
implementation can and should make the same assumptions /


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