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Date:   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:43:54 -0700
From:   Andy Lutomirski <>
To:     "Chang S. Bae" <>
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        Andy Lutomirski <>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <>, Andi Kleen <>,
        Ravi Shankar <>,
        LKML <>
Subject: Re: [RESEND PATCH v6 00/12] x86: Enable FSGSBASE instructions

On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 1:07 PM Chang S. Bae <> wrote:
> Updates from v5 [5]:
> * Drop the new tain flag (TAINT_INSECURE)
> * Cleanup copy_thread_tls(), some changelog, and unnecessary comments on
>   assembly macros
> * Rearrange some helper updates appropriately (from patch 4 to 6)

I think this stuff is in generally decent shape, but I have two big
broad comments:

What's the status of the stuff hpa was working on to make the behavior
of modify_ldt() predictable?

Can we please have a test case that explicitly exercises the way that
ptrace reads and writes the base registers?

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