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From: "Bae, Chang Seok" <chang.seok.bae@intel.com>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	"tglx@linutronix.de" <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"mingo@kernel.org" <mingo@kernel.org>,
	"x86@kernel.org" <x86@kernel.org>,
	"Brown, Len" <len.brown@intel.com>,
	"Hansen, Dave" <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	"Liu, Jing2" <jing2.liu@intel.com>,
	"Shankar, Ravi V" <ravi.v.shankar@intel.com>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"kvm@vger.kernel.org" <kvm@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 10/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Update xstate save function to support dynamic xstate
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2021 15:48:42 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <F16A56D8-803E-4B9C-BAA0-B16753BB273C@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210208123359.GG17908@zn.tnic>

On Feb 8, 2021, at 04:33, Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 07:57:06AM -0800, Chang S. Bae wrote:
>> copy_xregs_to_kernel() used to save all user states in a kernel buffer.
>> When the dynamic user state is enabled, it becomes conditional which state
>> to be saved.
>> 
>> fpu->state_mask can indicate which state components are reserved to be
>> saved in XSAVE buffer. Use it as XSAVE's instruction mask to select states.
>> 
>> KVM used to save all xstate via copy_xregs_to_kernel(). Update KVM to set a
>> valid fpu->state_mask, which will be necessary to correctly handle dynamic
>> state buffers.
> 
> All this commit message should say is something along the lines of
> "extend copy_xregs_to_kernel() to receive a mask argument of which
> states to save, in preparation of dynamic states handling."

Yes, I will change like that. Thanks.

>> No functional change until the kernel supports dynamic user states.
> 
> Same comment as before.

This needs to be removed as per your comment [1].

Chang

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210209124906.GC15909@zn.tnic/

      reply	other threads:[~2021-02-09 15:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20201223155717.19556-1-chang.seok.bae@intel.com>
2020-12-23 15:56 ` [PATCH v3 01/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify initialization helper to handle both static and dynamic buffers Chang S. Bae
2021-01-15 12:40   ` Borislav Petkov
2020-12-23 15:56 ` [PATCH v3 03/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify address finders " Chang S. Bae
2021-01-15 13:06   ` Borislav Petkov
2020-12-23 15:57 ` [PATCH v3 04/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify context switch helpers " Chang S. Bae
2021-01-15 13:18   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-01-19 18:49     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2020-12-23 15:57 ` [PATCH v3 06/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Calculate and remember dynamic xstate buffer sizes Chang S. Bae
2021-01-22 11:44   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-01-27  1:23     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-01-27  9:38       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-02-03  2:54         ` Bae, Chang Seok
2020-12-23 15:57 ` [PATCH v3 10/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Update xstate save function to support dynamic xstate Chang S. Bae
2021-01-07  8:41   ` Liu, Jing2
2021-01-07 18:40     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-01-12  2:52       ` Liu, Jing2
2021-01-15  4:59         ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-01-15  5:45           ` Liu, Jing2
2021-02-08 12:33   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-02-09 15:48     ` Bae, Chang Seok [this message]

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