Re: [PATCH] Make math_state_restore() save and restore the interrupt flag

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Feb 01 2014 - 21:12:54 EST

Yes, that is exactly the "eageronly" features - currently LWP and MPX.

On February 1, 2014 6:05:05 PM PST, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 5:57 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Twiddling CR0.TS is pretty slow if we're not taking advantage of it.
>We *already* avoid twiddling TS if it's not needed.
>It is true that we used to twiddle it at every context switch (and
>then twiddle it *again* if we decided that we'd want to pre-load the
>FPU state anyway, and avoid the extra fault).
>But that was fixed, and if we switch from a task that had math state
>to another task that has math state, we leave TS alone.
>But Suresh apparently hits on the real issue:
>> not all the state under xsave adhers to cr0.TS/DNA rules
>which if so is sad but yes, makes CR0.TS no longer sufficient.
> Linus

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