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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 08/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Define the scope of the initial xstate data
On Feb 9, 2021, at 04:49, Borislav Petkov <> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 06:53:23PM +0000, Bae, Chang Seok wrote:
> Yours does. So drop it from this one and from all the other patches as
> it is causing more confusion than it is trying to dispel.


>> I think they are in a different context.
>> The helper indicates the mask for the ‘init_fpstate’ buffer. The rest is the
>> initial mask value for the per-task xstate buffer.
> Wait, what?
> Are you trying to tell me that that helper will return different masks
> depending on xfeatures_mask_user_dynamic, which changes in its lifetime?

At least in this series, no. But I thought it is possible in the future.

> Then drop that helper altogether - that is more confusion and the xstate
> code is already confusing enough.


>> Since you suggested to introduce get_xstate_buffer_attr(), how about replacing
>> what you found with something like:
>> get_xstate_buffer_attr(XSTATE_INIT_MASK)
> I'd prefer no helper at all but only comments above the usage site.

Yes, I will do that.

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