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Date:	Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:28:24 +0200
From:	Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
To:	"Ren, Qiaowei" <qiaowei.ren@...el.com>
Cc:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
	"Hansen, Dave" <dave.hansen@...el.com>,
	"x86@...nel.org" <x86@...nel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 07/10] x86, mpx: decode MPX instruction to get bound
 violation information

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 01:13:48AM +0000, Ren, Qiaowei wrote:
> On 2014-06-18, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 05:44:13PM +0800, Qiaowei Ren wrote:
> > 
> > This whole insn decoding machinery above looks like adapted from
> > arch/x86/lib/insn.c. You should merge it with the generic code in
> > insn.c instead of homegrowing it here only for the purposes of MPX.
> > And if it doesn't work for your needs, you should should extend the
> > generic code to do so.

> Petkov, as we discussed on initial version of this patchset, general
> insn framework didn't work out well and I have tried to use generic
> struct insn, insn_field, etc. for obvious benefits.

Let me repeat myself: "And if it doesn't work for your needs, you should
extend the generic code to do so."

We don't do homegrown almost-copies of generic code.

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

Sent from a fat crate under my desk. Formatting is fine.
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