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Date:   Thu, 11 May 2017 19:09:20 -0700
From:   Ricardo Neri <ricardo.neri-calderon@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>
Cc:     Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
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Subject: Re: [v6 PATCH 08/21] x86/insn-eval: Add utility function to get
 segment descriptor base address

On Fri, 2017-05-05 at 19:19 +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 03:37:44PM -0700, Ricardo Neri wrote:
> > I need a human-readable way of identifying what segment selector (in
> > pt_regs, vm86regs or directly reading the segment registers) to use.
> > Since there is a segment override prefix for all of them, I thought I
> > could use them.
> 
> Yes, you should...
> 
> > Perhaps I can rename enum segment to enum segment_selector and comment
> > that the values in the enum are those of the override prefixes. Would
> > that be reasonable?
> 
> ... but you should call them what they are: "enum seg_override_pfxs" or
> "enum seg_ovr_pfx" or...
> 
> Or somesuch. I suck at naming stuff.

In my v7, I simply named my enumeration enum segment_register, which is
what they are. Some of its entries happen to have the value of the
segment override prefixes but also have special entries as SEG_REG_INVAL
when for errors and SEG_REG_IGNORE for long mode [1].

Thanks and BR,
Ricardo

[1]. https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/5/5/405

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