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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/3] Basic support for LWP
On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 3:59 PM, H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
> On 10/07/2010 03:46 AM, Stephane Eranian wrote:
>> As for the patch itself, I am not an expert at xsave/xrstor, but it seems to
>> me you could decouple LWP from FPU. I think  Brian had the same comment.
>> I suspect this can be done and it will certainly look cleaner.
> Well, once you're using XSAVE you're not decoupled from the FPU.  Worse,
> if you're using XSAVE and not honoring CR0.TS you have a major design flaw.
Is that to say, that if you use LWP you will have to save/restore FPU state even
though you're not actually using it?

> Nothing that can't be dealt with, but still...
> --
> H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
> I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.
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