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Subject[PATCH RT 1/2 v2] x86: Do not disable preemption in int3 on 32bit
Preemption must be disabled before enabling interrupts in do_trap
on x86_64 because the stack in use for int3 and debug is a per CPU
stack set by th IST. But in 32bit, the stack still belongs to the
current task and there is no problem in scheduling out the task.

Keep preemption enabled on X86_32 when enabling interrupts for

Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>

Index: linux-rt.git/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c
--- linux-rt.git.orig/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c
+++ linux-rt.git/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c
@@ -89,7 +89,14 @@ static inline void conditional_sti(struc

static inline void preempt_conditional_sti(struct pt_regs *regs)
+#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
+ /*
+ * X86_64 uses a per CPU stack for certain traps like int3.
+ * We must disable preemption, otherwise we can corrupt the
+ * stack if the task is scheduled out with this stack.
+ */
if (regs->flags & X86_EFLAGS_IF)
@@ -104,7 +111,9 @@ static inline void preempt_conditional_c
if (regs->flags & X86_EFLAGS_IF)
+#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64

static void __kprobes

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