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Date:	Sat, 21 May 2016 12:04:47 -0400
From:	Brian Gerst <brgerst@...il.com>
To:	x86@...nel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
	Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@...hat.com>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>,
	Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Subject: [PATCH 0/4] x86: Rewrite switch_to()

This patch set simplifies the switch_to() code, by moving the stack switch
code out of line into an asm stub before calling __switch_to().  This ends
up being more readable, and using the C calling convention instead of
clobbering all registers improves code generation.  It also allows newly
forked processes to construct a special stack frame to seamlessly flow
to ret_from_fork, instead of using a test and branch, or an unbalanced
call/ret.

[PATCH 1/4] x86: Save return value from kernel_thread
[PATCH 2/4] x86-32, kgdb: Don't use thread.ip in
[PATCH 3/4] x86: Rewrite switch_to() code
[PATCH 4/4] x86: Pass kernel thread parameters in fork_frame

 arch/x86/entry/entry_32.S          |  68 +++++++++++++-----
 arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S          |  72 +++++++++++++------
 arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h   |   3 -
 arch/x86/include/asm/switch_to.h   | 137 ++++++-------------------------------
 arch/x86/include/asm/thread_info.h |   2 -
 arch/x86/kernel/asm-offsets.c      |   6 ++
 arch/x86/kernel/asm-offsets_32.c   |   5 ++
 arch/x86/kernel/asm-offsets_64.c   |   5 ++
 arch/x86/kernel/kgdb.c             |   3 +-
 arch/x86/kernel/process_32.c       |  19 ++---
 arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c       |  17 +++--
 arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c          |   1 -
 12 files changed, 153 insertions(+), 185 deletions(-)

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