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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 09/18] livepatch/x86: add TIF_PATCH_PENDING thread flag
On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:08:04AM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 1:44 PM, Josh Poimboeuf <> wrote:
> > Add the TIF_PATCH_PENDING thread flag to enable the new livepatch
> > per-task consistency model for x86_64. The bit getting set indicates
> > the thread has a pending patch which needs to be applied when the thread
> > exits the kernel.
> >
> > The bit is placed in the least-significant word of the thread_info flags
> NAK to that part.
> The least-significant word thing is a huge hack that has gotten out of
> control. Please add the thing explicitly to all relevant masks.

Yeah, it is quite dangerous. I'll make it explicit, and make all the
other _TIF_ALLWORK_MASK flags explicit while I'm at it.


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