Re: [PATCH 1/5] x86/fpu: Fix math emulation in eager fpu mode
From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Sat Jan 23 2016 - 05:03:31 EST
On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 04:56:02PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> Systems without an FPU are generally old and therefore use lazy FPU
> switching. Unsurprisingly, math emulation in eager FPU mode is a
> bit buggy. Fix it.
> There were two bugs involving kernel code trying to use the FPU
> registers in eager mode even if they didn't exist and one BUG_ON
> that was incorrect.
> Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
> arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h | 3 ++-
> arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c | 2 +-
> arch/x86/kernel/traps.c | 1 -
> 3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h
> index 0fd440df63f1..a1f78a9fbf41 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h
> @@ -589,7 +589,8 @@ switch_fpu_prepare(struct fpu *old_fpu, struct fpu *new_fpu, int cpu)
> * If the task has used the math, pre-load the FPU on xsave processors
> * or if the past 5 consecutive context-switches used math.
> - fpu.preload = new_fpu->fpstate_active &&
> + fpu.preload = static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_FPU) &&
> + new_fpu->fpstate_active &&
> (use_eager_fpu() || new_fpu->counter > 5);
Should we move that static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_FPU) check in
I mean, when !X86_FEATURE_FPU, then we most certainly aren't doing eager
Looking at the call sites briefly says we should be covered but I might
be missing out some detail.
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