Re: [GIT PULL] x86 fixes
From: Ian Campbell
Date: Sun Jan 17 2010 - 01:01:18 EST
On Sat, 2010-01-16 at 19:18 -0500, Brian Gerst wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sat, 16 Jan 2010, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >> Cyrill Gorcunov (1):
> >> x86: kernel_thread() -- initialize SS to a known state
> > This looks bogus. Why does it do it only on x86-64?
> > Either people care about SS or they don't (the answer, I suspect, is "they
> > don't"). But if they care, we should do it on both 32-bit _and_ 64-bit,
> > no?
> 32-bit doesn't care about ss or esp since it won't pop them from the
> stack when returning to the same privilege level.
Right! That's the bit of behaviour I wasn't thinking of.
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