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SubjectRe: [PATCH] selftests/x86: Disable ldt_gdt_64 for now
On 01/06/2016 12:51 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> ldt_gdt.c relies on cross-cpu invalidation of SS to do one of its
> tests. On 32-bit builds, this works fine, but on 64-bit builds, it
> only works if the kernel has proper SS sigcontext handling for
> 64-bit user programs.
> Since the SS fixes are currently reverted, restrict the test case to
> 32 bits for now.
> In principle, I could change the test to use a different segment
> register, but it would be messy: CS can't point to the LDT for
> 64-bit code, and the other registers don't result in immediate
> faults because they aren't reloaded on kernel -> user transitions.
> When we fix sigcontext (in 4.6?), we can revert this.
> Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <>
> --


This patch didn't apply to linux-kselftest next.
It probably has to go through x86.

-- Shuah

Shuah Khan
Sr. Linux Kernel Developer
Open Source Innovation Group
Samsung Research America (Silicon Valley) | (970) 217-8978

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