Re: [GIT PULL] x86 fixes

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Jan 16 2010 - 16:07:15 EST

On 01/16/2010 12:34 PM, Linus Torvalds 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?

It is bogus -- it's basically Xen braindamage.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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