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Date:   Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:23:44 +0100
From:   Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: [PATCH 16/43] x86/irq: Remove an old outdated comment about context tracking races

From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>

That race has been fixed and code cleaned up for a while now.

Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bpetkov@...e.de>
Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@...il.com>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>
Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...hat.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/12e75976dbbb7ece2b0a64238f1d3892dfed1e16.1511497875.git.luto@kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
---
 arch/x86/kernel/irq.c | 12 ------------
 1 file changed, 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/irq.c b/arch/x86/kernel/irq.c
index 49cfd9fe7589..68e1867cca80 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/irq.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/irq.c
@@ -219,18 +219,6 @@ __visible unsigned int __irq_entry do_IRQ(struct pt_regs *regs)
 	/* high bit used in ret_from_ code  */
 	unsigned vector = ~regs->orig_ax;
 
-	/*
-	 * NB: Unlike exception entries, IRQ entries do not reliably
-	 * handle context tracking in the low-level entry code.  This is
-	 * because syscall entries execute briefly with IRQs on before
-	 * updating context tracking state, so we can take an IRQ from
-	 * kernel mode with CONTEXT_USER.  The low-level entry code only
-	 * updates the context if we came from user mode, so we won't
-	 * switch to CONTEXT_KERNEL.  We'll fix that once the syscall
-	 * code is cleaned up enough that we can cleanly defer enabling
-	 * IRQs.
-	 */
-
 	entering_irq();
 
 	/* entering_irq() tells RCU that we're not quiescent.  Check it. */
-- 
2.14.1

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