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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v4 02/27] x86/fpu/xstate: Change some names to separate XSAVES system and user states
On Tue, 2018-10-02 at 17:29 +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 08:03:26AM -0700, Yu-cheng Yu wrote:
> > To support XSAVES system states, change some names to distinguish
> > user and system states.
> I don't understand what the logic here is. SDM says:
> XSAVES—Save Processor Extended States Supervisor
> the stress being on "Supervisor" - why does it need to be renamed to
> "system" now?

Good point. However, "system" is more indicative; CET states are per-task and
not "Supervisor". Do we want to go back to "Supervisor" or add comments?


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