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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86 page fault handler not interrupt safe

On Mon, 7 May 2001, Brian Gerst wrote:
> Keep in mind that regs->eflags could be from user space, and could have
> some undesirable flags set. That's why I did a test/sti instead of
> reloading eflags. Plus my patch leaves interrupts disabled for the
> minimum time possible.

The plain "popf" should be ok: the way intel works, you cannot actually
use popf to set any of the strange flags (if vm86 mode etc).

I like the size of this alternate patch.


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