[PATCH RFC 0/5] x86,fpu: make FPU context switching much lazier

From: riel
Date: Sat Oct 01 2016 - 16:50:19 EST

This series is an attempt at making the x86 FPU context switching
code much lazier. By only reloading the FPU context when a task
switches to user mode, we can avoid switching FPU context for tasks
that spin in kernel mode, and avoid reloading the FPU context for
tasks that get interrupted by a kernel thread or briefly go idle.

It also allows us to skip restoring the userspace FPU context when
exiting a KVM guest.

This series is still BROKEN. The first 3 patches seem to work
fine in my tests (but should not, due to missing signal path
code), while the 4th test makes it easier to trigger bugs.

I am posting this to ask about obvious issues people may see,
ideas on what direction I should take this series in, and to
avoid code conflicts with Andy's plans wrt. lazy fpu mode.