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authorRusty Russell <>2006-12-07 02:14:08 +0100
committerAndi Kleen <>2006-12-07 02:14:08 +0100
commit139ec7c416248b9ea227d21839235344edfee1e0 (patch)
tree54c396848b08367c0352c77f4633be6380a8eb16 /scripts
parentd3561b7fa0fb0fc583bab0eeda32bec9e4c4056d (diff)
[PATCH] paravirt: Patch inline replacements for paravirt intercepts
It turns out that the most called ops, by several orders of magnitude, are the interrupt manipulation ops. These are obvious candidates for patching, so mark them up and create infrastructure for it. The method used is that the ops structure has a patch function, which is called for each place which needs to be patched: this returns a number of instructions (the rest are NOP-padded). Usually we can spare a register (%eax) for the binary patched code to use, but in a couple of critical places in entry.S we can't: we make the clobbers explicit at the call site, and manually clobber the allowed registers in debug mode as an extra check. And: Don't abuse CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL, add CONFIG_DEBUG_PARAVIRT. And: AK: Fix warnings in x86-64 alternative.c build And: AK: Fix compilation with defconfig And: ^From: Andrew Morton <> Some binutlises still like to emit references to __stop_parainstructions and __start_parainstructions. And: AK: Fix warnings about unused variables when PARAVIRT is disabled. Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <> Signed-off-by: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <> Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <> Signed-off-by: Zachary Amsden <> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/mod/modpost.c b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
index 2e1141623147..ac0a58222992 100644
--- a/scripts/mod/modpost.c
+++ b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
@@ -911,6 +911,7 @@ static int init_section_ref_ok(const char *name)
".toc1", /* used by ppc64 */
+ ".parainstructions",
"__bug_table", /* used by powerpc for BUG() */
@@ -931,6 +932,7 @@ static int init_section_ref_ok(const char *name)
+ ".parainstructions",
/* part of section name */