Re: [RFC v2 0/6] x86: dynamic indirect branch promotion

From: Nadav Amit
Date: Mon Dec 31 2018 - 14:53:15 EST

> On Dec 31, 2018, at 11:51 AM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 11:20 PM Nadav Amit <namit@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This is a revised version of optpolines (formerly named retpolines) for
>> dynamic indirect branch promotion in order to reduce retpoline overheads
>> [1].
> Some of your changelogs still call them "relpolines".
> I have a crazy suggestion: maybe don't give them a cute name at all?
> Where it's actually necessary to name them (like in a config option),
> use a description like CONFIG_DYNAMIC_DEVIRTUALIZATION or

Iâm totally fine with that (donât turn me into a "marketingâ guy). It was
just a way to refer to the mechanism. I need more feedback about the more
fundamental issues to go on.