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Subject[PATCH 03/24] x86/fpu: Remove preempt_disable() in fpu__clear()
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The preempt_disable() section was introduced in commit

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

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 registers will always be
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 registers after
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>
Reviewed-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.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();
}
}

--
2.20.1
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