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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/22] x86/fpu: Remove preempt_disable() in fpu__clear()
On Wed, Jan 09, 2019 at 12:47:25PM +0100, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> The preempt_disable() section was introduced in commit

<---- newline here.

> a10b6a16cdad8 ("x86/fpu: Make the fpu state change in fpu__clear() scheduler-atomic")

<---- newline here.

> and it was said to be temporary.
>
> fpu__initialize() initializes the FPU struct to its "init" value and
> then sets ->initialized to 1. The last part is the important one.
> The content of the `state' does not matter because it gets set via
> copy_init_fpstate_to_fpregs().
> A preemption here has little meaning because the register will always be

s/register/registers/

> set to the same content after copy_init_fpstate_to_fpregs(). A softirq
> with a kernel_fpu_begin() could also force to save FPU's register after

ditto.

> fpu__initialize() without changing the outcome here.
>
> Remove the preempt_disable() section in fpu__clear(), preemption here
> does not hurt.
>
> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c | 2 --
> 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c b/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c
> index 1d3ae7988f7f2..1940319268aef 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/core.c
> @@ -366,11 +366,9 @@ void fpu__clear(struct fpu *fpu)
> * Make sure fpstate is cleared and initialized.
> */
> if (static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_FPU)) {
> - preempt_disable();
> fpu__initialize(fpu);
> user_fpu_begin();
> copy_init_fpstate_to_fpregs();
> - preempt_enable();
> }
> }
>
> --

With the above addressed:

Reviewed-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>

--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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