[PATCH 0/6] arm64: alternatives runtime patching

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Fri Nov 14 08:20:10 PST 2014

On Friday 14 November 2014 15:54:06 Andre Przywara wrote:
> This series introduces alternatives runtime patching to arm64.
> This allows to patch assembly instruction at runtime to either
> fix hardware bugs or optimize for certain hardware features. Look
> at patch 5/6 for an example on how to use this.

Does it provide a measurable performance benefit? The implementation
seems ok, but we should only add the complexity for things that
actually need it and can't be handled just as well with a run-time


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