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Subject[PATCH v2 0/9] Reclaim TIF_IA32 and TIF_X32
TI_IA32 and TIF_X32 are not strictly necessary and they are only set at
task creation time, which doesn't fit with processes that transition
between 64/32 bits. In addition, other reasons to drop these flags are
that we are running out of TI flags for x86 and it is generally a good
idea to reduce architecture specific TI flags, before move the generic
ones to common code.

Many of the ideas for this patchset came from Andy Lutomirski (Thank

The only difference of v2 from v1 is the addition of the final 3 patches
that solve the last 3 cases of TIF_IA32 and TIF_X32 usage, and actually
remove the TI flags.

Finally, the testing for this patchset was done exercising the code
paths of each case where the flags were used with x32, ia32 and x64
applications. Finally, x86 selftests showed no regressions.

Gabriel Krisman Bertazi (9):
x86: events: Avoid TIF_IA32 when checking 64bit mode
x86: Simplify compat syscall userspace allocation
x86: oprofile: Avoid TIF_IA32 when checking 64bit mode
x86: elf: Use e_machine to choose DLINFO in compat
x86: elf: Use e_machine to select start_thread for x32
x86: elf: Use e_machine to select setup_additional_pages for x32
x86: Use current USER_CS to setup correct context on vmx entry
x86: Convert mmu context ia32_compat into a proper flags field
x86: Reclaim TIF_IA32 and TIF_X32

arch/x86/entry/vdso/vma.c | 21 ++++++++++-------
arch/x86/entry/vsyscall/vsyscall_64.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/events/core.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/events/intel/ds.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/events/intel/lbr.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/include/asm/compat.h | 15 ++++++------
arch/x86/include/asm/elf.h | 24 ++++++++++++++-----
arch/x86/include/asm/mmu.h | 6 +++--
arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h | 2 +-
arch/x86/include/asm/thread_info.h | 4 ----
arch/x86/kernel/perf_regs.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c | 34 ++++++++++++++-------------
arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/oprofile/backtrace.c | 2 +-
14 files changed, 67 insertions(+), 53 deletions(-)


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