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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/2] tcg/ppc*: Move cache initializat

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/2] tcg/ppc*: Move cache initialization to ppc specific code
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 00:06:02 +0200

On 03.10.2011, at 23:50, Scott Wood wrote:

> On 10/03/2011 04:36 PM, Alexander Graf wrote:
>> With TCG, we're never executing guest code directly, but always go
>> through TCG to emulate it. So the only case where we actually need to
>> flush the icache is in TCG code generation, never outside, right?
> Right.
>> For KVM, I agree. We need some indication to flush the cache. But it
>> doesn't have to be done that complicated. We can simply do an inline
>> function that gets always called and has a few conditionals on when
>> to actually flush. That inline function could easily be a nop on
>> !ppc, though I'm not 100% sure that no other arch needs this.
> It's already an inline function that's a nop on !ppc.  What
> simplification do you suggest?

Is flush_icache_range() always defined on all hosts with all compiler variants 
that QEMU supports? If not, we should have a small wrapper that explicitly 
makes it a nop on !ppc. CC'ing Paolo and Richard for clarification.


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