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SubjectRe: [PATCH V4 2/15] KVM/MMU: Add tlb flush with range helper function
On Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 10:16:56AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Oct 2018, Liran Alon wrote:
> > > On 13 Oct 2018, at 17:53, lantianyu1986@gmail.com wrote:
> > >
> > > From: Lan Tianyu <Tianyu.Lan@microsoft.com>
> > >
> > > This patch is to add wrapper functions for tlb_remote_flush_with_range
> > > callback.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Lan Tianyu <Tianyu.Lan@microsoft.com>
> > > ---
> > > Change sicne V3:
> > > Remove code of updating "tlbs_dirty"
> > > Change since V2:
> > > Fix comment in the kvm_flush_remote_tlbs_with_range()
> > > ---
> > > arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c | 40 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > 1 file changed, 40 insertions(+)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
> > > index c73d9f650de7..ff656d85903a 100644
> > > --- a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
> > > +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
> > > @@ -264,6 +264,46 @@ static void mmu_spte_set(u64 *sptep, u64 spte);
> > > static union kvm_mmu_page_role
> > > kvm_mmu_calc_root_page_role(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu);
> > >
> > > +
> > > +static inline bool kvm_available_flush_tlb_with_range(void)
> > > +{
> > > + return kvm_x86_ops->tlb_remote_flush_with_range;
> > > +}
> >
> > Seems that kvm_available_flush_tlb_with_range() is not used in this patch…
>
> What's wrong with that?
>
> It provides the implementation and later patches make use of it. It's a
> sensible way to split patches into small, self contained entities.

From what I can see of the patches that follow _this_ patch in the
series, this function remains unused. So, not only is it not used
in this patch, it's not used in this series.

I think the real question that needs asking is - what is the plan
for this function, and when will it be used?

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