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Date:   Mon, 15 Apr 2019 22:07:26 +0200
From:   Pavel Machek <pavel@...x.de>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, stable@...r.kernel.org,
        Jarkko Nikula <jarkko.nikula@...ux.intel.com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael.j.wysocki@...el.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Borislav Petkov <bpetkov@...e.de>,
        Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...hat.com>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...ysocki.net>,
        Zhang Rui <rui.zhang@...el.com>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>, Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4.14 03/69] x86/power/64: Use struct desc_ptr for the IDT
 in struct saved_context

On Mon 2019-04-15 20:58:21, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> [ Upstream commit 090edbe23ff57940fca7f57d9165ce57a826bd7a ]
> 
> x86_64's saved_context nonsensically used separate idt_limit and
> idt_base fields and then cast &idt_limit to struct desc_ptr *.
> 
> This was correct (with -fno-strict-aliasing), but it's confusing,
> served no purpose, and required #ifdeffery. Simplify this by
> using struct desc_ptr directly.
> 
> No change in functionality.

While this is nice cleanup, I don't think it fixes real bug. I don't
think it is suitable for stable.
									Pavel

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