Re: [PATCH 2/2] x86_64,signal: Remove 'fs' and 'gs' from sigcontext

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Fri Jul 11 2014 - 22:27:32 EST

Our current handling of fs/vs is really weird. The best may very well be to explicitly save and restore both fs and he as part of Andi's patchset to support wrxsbase.

On July 11, 2014 7:21:54 PM PDT, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> As far as I can tell, these fields have been set to zero on save and
>> ignored on restore since Linux was imported into git. Rename them
>> '__pad1' and '__pad2' to avoid confusion and to allow them to be
>> recycled some day.
>Shouldn't we actually try to save/restore gs/fs properly? Admittedly,
>changing them in the signal handler would be insane, but still.. See
>our context switching code with the whole segment selector vs base
>save/restore code. Hmm?
> Linus

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