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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] cpu_physical_memory_sync_dirty_bitmap: Another

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] cpu_physical_memory_sync_dirty_bitmap: Another alignment fix
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 22:22:43 +0100
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On 03/01/2018 19:33, Dr. David Alan Gilbert (git) wrote:
> The optimised version operates on 'longs' dealing with (typically) 64
> pages at a time, replacing the whole long by a 0 and counting the bits.
> If the Ramblock is less than 64bits in length that long can contain bits
> representing two different RAMBlocks, but the code will update the
> bmap belinging to the 1st RAMBlock only while having updated the total
> dirty page count for both.

The patch is obviously correct, but would it make sense also to align
the RAMBlocks' initial ram_addr_t to a multiple of BITS_PER_LONG <<



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