Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCHv1] x86: don't schedule when handling #NM exception

From: George Dunlap
Date: Mon Mar 17 2014 - 08:19:42 EST

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 3:33 AM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> No, the right thing is to unf*ck the Xen braindamage and use eagerfpu as a workaround for the legacy hypervisor versions.

The interface wasn't an accident. In the most common case you'll want
to clear the bit anyway. In PV mode clearing it would require an extra
trip up into the hypervisor. So this saves one trip up into the
hypervisor on every context switch which involves an FPU, at the
expense of not being able to context-switch away when handling the

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