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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 0/2] x86/fpu: avoid "xstate_fault" in xsave_user/xrestore_user
On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 11:37:44PM +0100, Quentin Casasnovas wrote:

...

> __user_insn("btl [var2], %0 \n\t",
> , /* no outputs, no need for dummy arg */
> SINGLE_ARG("r" (var1), [var2] "r" (var2)), /* two inputs */
> "cc");

So this becomes pretty unreadable IMO. And we shouldn't go nuts with
optimizing this and sacrifice readability a lot.

TBH, I'd much prefer:

if (static_cpu_has_safe(X86_FEATURE_XSAVEOPT)) {
check_insn(XSAVEOPT, ...);
return;
}

if (static_cpu_has_safe(X86_FEATURE_XSAVES)) {
check_insn(XSAVES);
return;
}

check_insn(XSAVE, ...)

which is pretty clear.

We can even go a step further and add a static_cpu_has_safe thing which
checks two features instead of one. The penalty we'd get is a single
inconditional JMP which in the face of XSAVE* is nothing.

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Boris.

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