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Date:	Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:53 -0700
From:	Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
To:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
Cc:	Richard Weinberger <richard@....at>, X86 ML <x86@...nel.org>,
	Toralf Förster <toralf.foerster@....de>,
	Eric Paris <eparis@...hat.com>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: 3.15: kernel BUG at kernel/auditsc.c:1525!

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@...or.com> wrote:
>>
>> For 64-bit, I want to do this instead:
>>
>> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/luto/linux.git/commit/?h=x86/seccomp-fastpath&id=a5ec2d7af2c54b55fc7201fa662138b53fbbda39
>>
>> I see no reason why the 64-bit badsys code needs its own code path at
>> all.  I haven't sent it yet because AFAICT it doesn't fix any bug, and
>> the series it's a part of isn't ready.
>>
>> I'm also contemplating rewriting the 64-bit syscall entry work path in C.
>>
>
> Cute... although it still leaves an extra branch for the badsys.  It
> might perform better than a cmov, but it might not.

I bet that the branch is faster in most cases -- I'd be somewhat
surprised if CPUs can speculate through a cmov, and that value is
needed for control flow almost immediately.

--Andy
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