Understood, though surely it must depend on what the JIT module is being used for? Page fault can't be _too_ costly given that they're used for copy-on-write, stable pages, lazy initialization, certain forms of I/O mapping, and IIRC some forms of system call, but of course the whole point of using interpreted byte code or a JIT in kernel mode is to avoid as much overhead as possible.
As an alternative to running a full userspace helper process, a page fault would probably be acceptable. As an alternative to waking up the application to do it's own packet filtering, as in BPF, you're probably right that it's too high.
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