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From: Zachary Amsden <zach@vmware.com>
To: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Cc: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>, Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org>,
	Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 9/11] Panic delay fix
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 14:23:50 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45CA5176.4000306@vmware.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1170880572.11736.4.camel@localhost.localdomain>

Rusty Russell wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 12:35 +0000, Pavel Machek wrote:
>   
>> Ugh, it sounds like paravirt is more b0rken then I thought. It should
>> always to the proper delay, then replace those udelays that are not
>> needed on virtualized hardware with something else.
>>
>> Just magically defining udelay into nop is broken.
>>     
>
> We'd have to audit and figure out what udelays are for hardware and
> which are not, but the evidence is that the vast majority of them are
> for hardware and not needed for virtualization.
>
> Changing udelay to "hardware_udelay" or something all over the kernel
> would have delayed the paravirt_ops merge by an infinite amount 8)
>   

Yes, so I chose the same approach used for b0rken hardware - #define 
REALLY_SLOW_IO before including headers.  It's ugly, but it works 
without rewriting the entire source base.

Zach

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-07 22:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-06  3:53 Zachary Amsden
2007-02-06 12:27 ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-06 21:59   ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-07 12:35     ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-07 20:36       ` Rusty Russell
2007-02-07 22:23         ` Zachary Amsden [this message]
2007-02-08 14:43         ` Dmitry Torokhov
2007-02-08 21:26           ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-08 21:37             ` Dmitry Torokhov
2007-02-14 12:26         ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-14 19:47           ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-14 12:52         ` Alan
2007-02-14 20:04           ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-14 21:34             ` Alan
2007-02-14 21:53               ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-15  0:33                 ` Alan
2007-02-15 10:17             ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-15 23:42               ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-15 23:49                 ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-15 23:50                 ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-16  3:22                 ` Rusty Russell
2007-02-07 14:58     ` Dmitry Torokhov
2007-02-07 22:31       ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-08  8:24         ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-08  9:08           ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-08 13:33             ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-08 14:41               ` Dmitry Torokhov
2007-02-14 12:49             ` Alan
2007-02-14 22:51 ` Rusty Russell
2007-02-15  0:28   ` Alan
2007-02-15 13:35   ` Dmitry Torokhov

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