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SubjectRe: [RFC 00/15] x86_64: Optimize percpu accesses
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Thinking about this some more, I don't know if it would make sense to
> put the x86-64 stack canary at the *end* of the percpu area, and
> otherwise use negative offsets. That would make sure they were
> readily reachable from %rip-based references from within the kernel
> text area.

If we can move the canary then a whole pile of options open up. But the
problem is that we can't.

J



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