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Date:   Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:32:38 +0100
From:   Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
To:     Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
Cc:     Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>, X86 ML <x86@...nel.org>,
        Borislav Petkov <bpetkov@...e.de>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Brian Gerst <brgerst@...il.com>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 13/20] x86/asm/64: Pass sp0 directly to load_sp0()



> On Nov 2, 2017, at 10:48 AM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org> wrote:
> 
> 
> * Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org> wrote:
> 
>> load_sp0() had an odd signature:
>> 
>> void load_sp0(struct tss_struct *tss, struct thread_struct *thread);
>> 
>> Simplify it to:
>> 
>> void load_sp0(unsigned long sp0);
> 
> I also added this to the changelog:
> 
>> Also simplify a few get_cpu()/put_cpu() sequences to
>> preempt_disable()/preempt_enable().
> 
> Plus:
> 
>> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
>> @@ -1572,7 +1572,7 @@ void cpu_init(void)
>>    initialize_tlbstate_and_flush();
>>    enter_lazy_tlb(&init_mm, me);
>> 
>> -    load_sp0(t, &current->thread);
>> +    load_sp0(current->thread.sp0);
>>    set_tss_desc(cpu, t);
>>    load_TR_desc();
>>    load_mm_ldt(&init_mm);
>> @@ -1627,7 +1627,7 @@ void cpu_init(void)
>>    initialize_tlbstate_and_flush();
>>    enter_lazy_tlb(&init_mm, curr);
>> 
>> -    load_sp0(t, thread);
>> +    load_sp0(thread->sp0);
>>    set_tss_desc(cpu, t);
>>    load_TR_desc();
>>    load_mm_ldt(&init_mm);
> 
> In the 32-bit path this was the last use of 'thread', making the local variable 
> unused - I removed it.
> 
> Just curious: did you build/boot-test 32-bit kernels, or should we consider it 
> mostly untested?

I tested it in an earlier version, but I'm away from my real computer, so I haven't tested as well as I should.  It should be run through at least the selftests on 32-bit, 64-bit, and Xen PV.

> 
> Thanks,
> 
>    Ingo

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