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SubjectRe: [RFC v2 PATCH 6/7] x86/entry: get rid of ALLOC_PT_GPREGS_ON_STACK and SAVE_AND_CLEAR_REGS
On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 1:47 AM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> So for those reasons I'm really tempted by the all around simplification offered
> by this series:
>
> 2 files changed, 62 insertions(+), 160 deletions(-)
>
> Basically in this specific case I'd like to turn the argument around,
> use this simpler design and put the burden of proof on the patches that
> want to _complicate it_ beyond this simple, straightforward model

You make a good argument.

If the only real downside is slightly bigger static footprint (but the
actual real dynamic I$ footprint is not really impacted), then let's
just go for the simpler code.

It really would be lovely if our entry asm was understandable to mere mortals.

Linus

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