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SubjectRe: perf_fuzzer compiled for x32 causes reboot
On 02/27/2014 03:30 PM, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:52:54 -0800
> "H. Peter Anvin" <> wrote:
>> On 02/27/2014 02:31 PM, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>>> Yeah, something is getting mesed up.
>> What it *looks* like to me is that we try to nest the cr2 save/restore,
>> which doesn't nest because it is a percpu variable.
>> ... except in the x86-64 case, we *ALSO* save/restore cr2 inside
>> entry_64.S, which makes the stuff in do_nmi completely redundant and
>> there for no good reason.
> Peter, look at the code. That percpu cr2 is in a #ifdef CONFIG_X86_32
> section. That is, it isn't even executed. That's i386 code. The only
> place the cr2 is saved for x86_64 is in entry_64.S.

Right, egg on my face. However, I still think it would make more sense
for it to nest the way entry_64.S does if at all possible.

That makes this even more confusing, though. I would still like to see
what happens with the patch I sent Vince.


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