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Re: [PATCH v2 6/7] target: rename all *_cpu_exec_interrupt functions to

From: Richard Henderson
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 6/7] target: rename all *_cpu_exec_interrupt functions to *_cpu_exec_interrupt_locked
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:46:36 -0700
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On 8/19/20 11:28 AM, Robert Foley wrote:
> The rename of all *_cpu_exec_interrupt functions to
> *_cpu_exec_interrupt_locked is preparation for pushing the BQL lock
> around these functions down into the per-arch implementation of
> *_cpu_exec_interrupt.  In a later patch, which pushes down the lock,
> we will add a new *_cpu_exec_interrupt function, which grabs the BQL
> and calls to *_cpu_exec_interrupt_locked.
> This patch is part of a series of transitions to move the
> BQL down into the cpu_exec_interrupt per arch functions.  This set of
> transitions is needed to maintain bisectability.
> The purpose of this set of changes is to set the groundwork
> so that an arch could move towards removing
> the BQL from the cpu_handle_interrupt/exception paths.
> This approach was suggested by Paolo Bonzini.
> For reference, here are key posts in the discussion, explaining
> the reasoning/benefits of this approach.
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-08/msg00784.html
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-08/msg01517.html
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-07/msg08731.html
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-08/msg00044.html
> Signed-off-by: Robert Foley <robert.foley@linaro.org>
> ---

Reviewed-by: Richard Henderson <richard.henderson@linaro.org>


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