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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] x86/fpu: use restore_init_xstate() instead of math_state_restore() on kthread exec
On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 06:34:49PM +0100, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> Change flush_thread() to do user_fpu_begin() + restore_init_xstate()
> and avoid math_state_restore().
>
> Note: "TODO: cleanup this horror" is still valid. We do not need
> init_fpu() at all, we only need fpu_alloc() + memset(0). But this needs
> other changes, in particular user_fpu_begin() should set used_math().
>
> Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/process.c | 3 ++-
> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/process.c b/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
> index dd9a069..c396de2 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
> @@ -142,7 +142,8 @@ void flush_thread(void)
> /* kthread execs. TODO: cleanup this horror. */
> if (WARN_ON(init_fpu(current)))
> force_sig(SIGKILL, current);
> - math_state_restore();
> + user_fpu_begin();
> + restore_init_xstate();

Ok, question: so math_state_restore() does kernel_fpu_disable() before
doing those, why is it ok for flush_thread() to not do it?

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Boris.

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