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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/4] x86/signal/64: Add a comment about sigcontext->fs and gs
08.12.2015 02:23, Andy Lutomirski пишет:
> On Oct 31, 2015 8:25 AM, "Stas Sergeev" <> wrote:
>> 26.10.2015 04:25, Andy Lutomirski пишет:
>>> These fields have a strange history. This tries to document it.
>>> This borrows from 9a036b93a344 ("x86/signal/64: Remove 'fs' and 'gs'
>>> from sigcontext"), which was reverted by ed596cde9425 ("Revert x86
>>> sigcontext cleanups").
>>> Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <>
>> Now the strategy about SS is to always save it to the sigcontext.
>> This is good because the syscall can clobber it, so the app had
>> to be very careful in the past trying to save it by hands.
>> How about saving also fs and gs? (without restoring yet)
>> If you do, you'll save dosemu a headache of doing any "pre-syscall"
>> work. Pre-syscall work is very nasty.
>> I haven't checked if the syscall clobber also these or only SS,
>> but perhaps saving them by the kernel won't hurt?
> There's a bunch of ongoing work about FS and GS. I want to wait and see.
Andy, have you postponed only this, or also the sigreturn patch?
Long time no news...
sigreturn patch would really be nice to have.

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