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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	"the arch/x86 maintainers" <x86@kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] x86_64,signal: Remove 'fs' and 'gs' from sigcontext
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:21:54 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CA+55aFxc1FWkSzRmtRP3XhEJ1Y1p8bc3SiTShhskwjRLJkTazA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <a13ebdd57378120348f40cbe12d9b1705d189434.1405095200.git.luto@amacapital.net>

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> wrote:
> As far as I can tell, these fields have been set to zero on save and
> ignored on restore since Linux was imported into git.  Rename them
> '__pad1' and '__pad2' to avoid confusion and to allow them to be
> recycled some day.

Shouldn't we actually try to save/restore gs/fs properly? Admittedly,
changing them in the signal handler would be insane, but still.. See
our context switching code  with the whole segment selector vs base
save/restore code. Hmm?

            Linus

  parent reply	other threads:[~2014-07-12  2:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-07-11 16:29 [PATCH 0/2] x86_64,signal: Fix the set of saved segment registers Andy Lutomirski
2014-07-11 16:29 ` [PATCH 1/2] x86_64,signal: Save and restore SS in signal frames Andy Lutomirski
2015-03-09 20:15   ` Andy Lutomirski
2014-07-11 16:29 ` [PATCH 2/2] x86_64,signal: Remove 'fs' and 'gs' from sigcontext Andy Lutomirski
2014-07-11 18:12   ` Andi Kleen
2014-07-11 18:39     ` Andy Lutomirski
2014-07-12  2:09       ` H. Peter Anvin
2014-07-12  2:04   ` H. Peter Anvin
2014-07-12  2:21   ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2014-07-12  2:26     ` H. Peter Anvin
2014-07-12  8:39     ` Andy Lutomirski
2014-07-12 18:37       ` Andi Kleen
2014-07-12 18:40         ` H. Peter Anvin
2014-07-12 18:52           ` Andi Kleen
2014-07-12 21:17             ` Andy Lutomirski
2014-07-18  1:13               ` Andy Lutomirski

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